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Police use tear gas on a teachers' demo in Rio


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Police use tear gas on a teachers' demo in Rio

Police in Brazil used stun guns and tear gas to disperse crowds during a protest in Rio de Janeiro. Teachers were holding a rally to demand better working conditions.

They claim Brazil has a shortage of at least 300,000 primary school teachers which is leading to overcrowded classes and a weak learning environment.

Brazil has seen numerous anti-government rallies since June, with protesters demanding more public spending on schools, public health, and transport.

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