I have in me all the dreams of the world

On November 10, 2015, public school students in São Paulo State started a movement to occupy their schools when the São Paulo government began forcing an agenda to restructure of schools that didn’t include students as partners.
The student movement had been protesting the plan for two months, demonstrating in the streets and occupying almost 200 schools throughout the state. But not long after, the students’ celebrations were tainted in a violent way
“According to the students, a police officer known as P2 (from the police’s intelligence and espionage department) infiltrated the demonstration and started a conflict with the military police — notorious for their brutality — which then surrounded the Department of Education building and began to aggressively break up the gathering using stun grenades.”

The policy used not only stun granades….students acted peacefully all the time, some painted the school walls, cleaned the bathrooms, rooms, repaired electrical part, when the police entered into the schools broke everything and in some schools was denounced the use of firearms. Many injured luckily no dead student.

This pic is a student in front of military police in his T-shirt that says “I have in me all the dreams of the world,” it is a verse from a poem by Fernando Pessoa, who says:

“I am nothing.
I’ll never be anything.
I can not want to be anything.
Apart from this, I have in me all the dreams of the world.”

 

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