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Brazil’s public school teachers have played a major role in the protests surrounding the World Cup over the past year. They have demanded pay increases, better working conditions, and improvements to Brazil’s lagging social services. In addition to protesting, teachers across Rio de Janeiro have been going on periodic strikes.
For the past month, teachers have been trying to meet with Rio’s governor in order to voice their demands directly to him. Their requests to speak to him have been ignored.
In our third dispatch from the World Cup, VICE News goes to a demonstration in downtown Rio led by public school teachers demanding a 20 percent pay increase as they continue to try and make their voices heard.
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