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Brazil: Hundreds march through Sao Paulo in support of Dilma01:47

Brazil: Hundreds march through Sao Paulo in support of Dilma

Brazil, Sao Paolo
April 22, 2016 at 19:01 GMT +00:00 · Published

Several hundred protesters marched through the streets of Sao Paulo, Thursday evening, to show their support to Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff as she faces an impeachment process.

Demonstrators carried signs reading "Impeachment without a crime is a coup" and chanted "there will be no coup.”

Following last week's lower house decision to continue the impeachment process, Brazil's Senate needs to decide whether Rousseff should stand trial. If they decide she is to be tried, Rousseff could be suspended for 180 days, with Vice President Michel Temer expected to take control of the country during her suspension.

In the event that Rousseff is found guilty by a two-thirds Senate majority, she will be removed from office.

Brazil: Hundreds march through Sao Paulo in support of Dilma01:47
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Several hundred protesters marched through the streets of Sao Paulo, Thursday evening, to show their support to Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff as she faces an impeachment process.

Demonstrators carried signs reading "Impeachment without a crime is a coup" and chanted "there will be no coup.”

Following last week's lower house decision to continue the impeachment process, Brazil's Senate needs to decide whether Rousseff should stand trial. If they decide she is to be tried, Rousseff could be suspended for 180 days, with Vice President Michel Temer expected to take control of the country during her suspension.

In the event that Rousseff is found guilty by a two-thirds Senate majority, she will be removed from office.

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