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Students, Police Clash in Brazil Over Educational Reform

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – A scuffle broke out between students and police on Tuesday night in one of São Paulo’s busiest avenues, with officers arresting four protesters. Students throughout the state have been protesting the government’s decision to reorganize the state’s public education system, closing down schools, and moving students to other facilities.

“There is no solution to these protests if the government is not willing to dialogue (with students) and have a concrete proposal,” Natalia Szermeta, coordinator of the MTST (Homeless Workers Movement) told Agencia Brasil. “Ten days, which . . .

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