Protesters rallied in Sao Paulo on Wednesday, to protest against Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's announced plans to overhaul the country's pension system, starting with an increase in the minimum age of retirement.

The proposal aimed to set the minimum retirement age to 65 years-old for men and 62 for women. Current law sees Brazilian men retire once they have worked for 35 years, while women retire after 30 years. This results in many Brazilians retiring at around 55 years of age.

"Do not retire before 65 years of age! 41 years of contribution! This is not retirement, this will not guarantee retirement, this will lead the workers to the grave before they can retire," President of the Union of Professionals in Education in Sao Paulo Claudio Fonseca said.

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