MST Occupations and Demonstrations

Driver rams truck into demonstration, kills 73-year-old outside MST encampment in Brazil

An MST member was killed and a journalist was injured after a truck was driven over protesters in Valinhos, São Paulo

A driver rammed a truck at high speed on Thursday into a demonstration held by landless families who live in the Marielle Vive Camp in Valinhos, a one-hour drive out of São Paulo, Brazil, killing an elderly man and injuring a journalist.

Mass protests close out General Strike against Bolsonaro's pension reforms

Strikers made stoppages in public transportation, blocked roads and organized street demonstrations in 380 cities

The streets answered with a resounding “no” to Jair Bolsonaro’s proposition of pension reform, to his intentions of restraining rights, and to the continuity of attacks against the people that have been happening since Michel Temer’s coup d’etat in 2016.

Marielle Vive Encampment

On March 14, 2018, Marielle Franco and Anderson Gomes were gunned down on the streets of Rio de Janeiro. On April 14, 2018, a determined group of landless workers began an occupation of unproductive land on the rolling green hills near Campinas, São Paulo state. The occupation established an encampment named Marielle Vive (Marielle Lives) in honor of the slain fighter for justice for women, Afro-Brazilians and the LBGTQ community.

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