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A Protest Act Against Cuts in Education Ends in Violence and Confusion in Rio

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Military police would have used gas bombs against masked demonstrators. Group protests against government cuts in funding for Education

The Military Police used gas bombs against a group of masqueraders after the demonstration against the budget cuts in Education promoted by the Bolsonaro government, on Wednesday night (15), in the center of Rio de Janeiro. The information is the Estadao newspaper.

The demonstration in the capital of Rio de Janeiro, which began in the afternoon, gathered around 150,000 people, according to the State Union of Education Professionals. The Military Police did not disclose the numbers.

The confusion after the protest began in the Republic Square, central region, and traveled along Av. Presidente Vargas. The newspaper says a bus was burned down on the road. However, there is no information on the cause of the fire.