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Teacher Strike in Rio Defies Ultimatum

By Matthew Elliott, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Striking teachers from the local and state networks held a demonstration on Sunday, August 18th to protest the ultimatum issued by City Hall declaring penalties for those who continued to strike. According to the Military Police (PM), over a thousand educators and their supporters attended the rally, on Copacabanas' Avenida Atlântica, which concluded an acrimonious week between the parties.

The demonstration was organized by the State Union of Education Professionals (SEPE) which originally called the strike on August 8th. It followed last Wednesdays, August 14th, Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?

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