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Teachers, Unionists and Farmers Stage Protests in Paraguay

Asuncion, October 1 (RHC)-- In Paraguay, teachers, unionists and farmers kicked off a joint protest in the capital Asunción and in several provinces of the country against salary cuts affecting the education sector and against the privatization of public companies.

The protest action, called by the Front in Defense of Public Assets and National Patrimony, came in after a cut on teachers’ salaries was implemented following their participation at last August strike and the adoption of a law that establishes the privatization of public sectors.

Demonstrators staged a march to the Ministry of Education and to the National Congress, where they expect to keep their protest till Wednesday. At the same time, road blockage and other protest actions have began to take place in several departments of the South American nation.

The protest is being backed by several organizations, such as the National Farmers’ Association, the Education Workers’ Organization, Paraguay’s Pyahura Party, the National Teachers’ Association, and several workers’ unions.

Edited by Juan Leandro
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