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By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A standoff between the state Department of Education and the students occupying schools across the state does not have an end in sight yet. Students are protesting for better education conditions and support the teachers' strike, which has lasted over fifty days, and to-date, 68 public schools are occupied by students across Rio de Janeiro.

The movement termed “Desocupa já” (vacate already) was created by students calling for the resumption of classes. The student who reportedly designed the movement is Luan Freitas, in the 3rd year of high school, at . . .

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