Thursday, September 9, 2010

School Occupations Spread in Buenos Aires

According to the Argentine daily Clarín, the number of occupied high schools in Buenos Aires has climbed to 27. In addition, university students at the Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA) have occupied four faculties in solidarity. Today, students at all levels blocked streets in protest, and held open classes in public spaces. For example, students from the Faculty of Social Sciences at UBA held an impromptu class at a busy intersection, using their desks to block traffic. The students are once again planning to march to the Ministry of Education tomorrow, despite the fact that the Minister Esteban Bullrich says he will refuse to receive them.

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