Glasgow students from Brazil prepare for protest

Students from Brazil prepare to take George Square in Glasgow

Glasgow is currently host to a large number of students from Brazil. They are here on a great scholarship programme. Many of them are studying at the University of Glasgow; the University of Strathclyde and Glasgow Caledonian University. They are fantastic bunch of students.

On Tuesday 18 June 2013 at 1900 hours these passionate students are taking to the streets of Glasgow and occupying a small portion of George Square in the City Centre (apparently with the blessing of Glasgow City Council) for a period of time. They want to be heard - just like their fellow country folk back home in Brazil who are protesting around the clock about the way things are being currently run in the country.

Right now there is a lot going on in the world - more than most times. Brazil, Turkey, Spain, Greece, Portugal, Ireland, Cyrpus, United States of America. All over there are large events happening in response to natural disasters; financial meltdowns and people unhappy with how their government is running things. It's high time people paid more attention to what's going on around them.

Student Tours Scotland popped by to see how they were getting on as they prepared their protest. Looks like things are moving fast in preparation for the event tomorrow. We'll try and head down to George Square to see how it goes too.