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Uruguayan university students to occupy faculties

Montevideo, Sep 17 (Prensa Latina) Social conflicts in Uruguay are ongoing after the national strike on Thursday, prompting the decision of the organization of university students to continue protest actions against government policies.

The Federation of University Students of Uruguay (FEUU) decided to occupy the faculties starting next Monday, another manifestation of discontent that follows the 24-hour strike of the PIT-CNT trade union on September 15th.

The PIT-CNT assured that more than a million Uruguayans joined the strike in protest against the “inequality model” of the government of President Luis Lacalle Pou.

The FEUU supported the measure and announced that it will continue to take action against the government’s educational reform proposal, which, it claims, cuts educational budgets and harms rights in this sphere.

The union affairs secretary of the federation, Amira Fagúndez, announced that next Monday they will proceed to occupy the headquarters of the Faculty of Humanities and Educational Sciences.

“The idea is one occupation per day in these two weeks,” she told the El Observador newspaper.

Fagúndez explained that the FEUU will meet on Monday to define the next set of measures, which include a 24-hour halt of activities for Wednesday, September 21st.


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