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Thousands join teachers’ protest in Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro was once again racked by violent protest on Tuesday night as a teachers strike became the latest rallying point for public discontent over public services and police brutality.

Several tens of thousands joined a demonstration in support of teachers, who are opposed to a salary and benefit package proposed by Rio’s mayor, Eduardo Paes.

The turnout, despite a torrential downpour, was among the biggest since a nationwide wave of protests in June that overshadowed preparations for next year’s World Cup.

More Follow External Link to Jonathan Watts, The Guardian