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Judi Lynn

(160,967 posts)
Fri Oct 26, 2018, 02:10 AM Oct 2018

Universities All Over Brazil Suffer Police Raids And Electoral Justice Operations

Source: Folha Brazil


Public interest organizations and the academy disavowed the raids, which happened in several states for the last three days
Oct.26.2018 2:07 AM

SÃO PAULO and RIO DE JANEIRO

Police officers and electoral justice officials unleashed a full-scale operation in public universities all over Brazil, which brought a reaction from the academic community and public interest organizations.

The measures, related for the most part to political advertising control, have been happening in higher education institutions in several states. Critics are calling them censorship attempts.

In Rio de Janeiro, the court mandated that UFF's (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro State) Law School take out a flag that read "Law UFF - Antifascist." The flag was taken down on Tuesday (23th), without any warrant, but students later put it up again.

At Uerj (State University of Rio de Janeiro, a different institution), there was a warrant to take down banners honoring city councilwoman Marielle Franco (PSOL), murdered last March. There were other similar accounts at Unirio.

Read more: https://www1.folha.uol.com.br/internacional/en/brazil/2018/10/universities-all-over-brazil-suffer-police-raids-and-electoral-justice-operations.shtml

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Universities All Over Brazil Suffer Police Raids And Electoral Justice Operations (Original Post) Judi Lynn Oct 2018 OP
Cheeto must be taking notes sandensea Oct 2018 #1
you got what it seems like, a Nazi controlling Brazil rockfordfile Oct 2018 #2

sandensea

(22,039 posts)
1. Cheeto must be taking notes
Mon Oct 29, 2018, 06:47 PM
Oct 2018

The GOPee has been itching to do the very thing in U.S. colleges for decades.

Thank you, Judi, for sharing this. It's definitely becoming a global trend.

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