Thousands of students, teachers, union members and other workers took to the streets of Sao Paulo on Tuesday to protest against Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's education and pension reforms.

Protesters can be seen flooding the streets with placards, banners, and flags, and chanting slogans.

"We are here today against the cuts in education, because schools are already scrapped daily, so we are present because we care about our future, these cuts affect mainly our hope and the hope of youth," said Luiza, a coordinator of the women's collective of high school students.

Many of the student protests are focused on a recently announced program called 'Future-se,' a multi-billion fund that seeks to attract private investments into Brazil's higher education institutions, which man fear aims to privatize education and restrict the autonomy of university faculty.

The pension overhaul includes plans to increase the minimum retirement age to 65 for men and 62 for women, and raise workers' pension contributions.

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