Brazil's Bolsonaro dismisses 'imbecile' students as he faces biggest protests yet

President calls students protesting against education cuts ‘useful idiots’ who are being steered by a minority

Tens of thousands of students and teachers have protested across Brazil against sharp cuts to education enacted by Jair Bolsonaro’s administration – the first mass protests since the far-right president took office in January.

Brazil’s National Student Union called for demonstrations after the education ministry said it was freezing up to 30% of discretionary spending due to the government’s precarious fiscal situation.

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