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Lanceiros resiste.

Brazil
Marina Gil da Silva

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Lanceiros Negros is an occupation that is currently happening in Porto Alegre, Brazil. In the picture are Giovana, Luiza and Bela, some of the kids that are living there.
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A group of families, that used to live on dangerous conditions, took a government building and made it into a home. They are fighting for their constitutional right to have a place to live safely.
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It started in November, 2015. Since then, they have 70 families living there. Luiza was showing me the fourth floor of the building, located in downtown Porto Alegre.
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There are approximately 40 kids living there. Since they are very small, they learn to fight for their rights, like the right to have a place to live.
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The families are still in a dubious situation. They still don't know if they will have to leave the building.


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