Brazilian teacher protests turn violent

Thousands of people take part in a protest where Brazilian teachers are demanding better working conditions on October 7, in Rio de Janeiro. While the majority of protesters were peaceful, a small group fired incendiary devices and the police eventually dispersed the crowd with tear gas. The last few weeks have seen a citywide strike by union education workers in Rio. Police used tear gas to disperse a group of around 100 protesting teachers last week.

Thousands of people take part in a protest where Brazilian teachers are demanding better working conditions on October 7, in Rio de Janeiro. While the majority of protesters were peaceful, a small group fired incendiary devices and the police eventually dispersed the crowd with tear gas. The last few weeks have seen a citywide strike by union education workers in Rio. Police used tear gas to disperse a group of around 100 protesting teachers last week.