National Student Union

Military police stand guard at Congress where members of the national student union protest to demand 10 percent of the country's GDP be spent on public education in Brasilia, Brazil, Thursday, June 27, 2013.  The wave of protests that hit Brazil on June 17 began as opposition to transportation fare hikes, then expanded to a list of causes including anger at high taxes, poor services and high World Cup spending, before coalescing around the issue of rampant government corruption

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Military police stand guard at a congress in Brasilia on Thursday where members of the national student union are protesting to demand that 10 per cent of the Brazil’s GDP be spent on public education. The wave of protests that have hit Brazil began as opposition to transport fare rises, then expanded to a list of causes including anger at high taxes, poor services and high World Cup spending, before coalescing around the issue of rampant government corruption. Read more