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Brazil: Dilma supporters pepper-sprayed outside Pres. Palace as Temer takes reins01:25

Brazil: Dilma supporters pepper-sprayed outside Pres. Palace as Temer takes reins

Brazil, Brasilia
May 12, 2016 at 23:24 GMT +00:00 · Published

Riot police used pepper spray and batons to disperse protesters outside Planalto Palace in Brasilia, while the newly instated acting Brazilian President Michel Temer delivered his presidential speech.

Supporters of suspended President Dilma Rousseff reportedly tried to jump the barricades outside the building, making it to the ramp of the palace. Police quickly dispersed the groups with pepper spray and batons. Pro-Temer protesters were reportedly escorted away from the scene by police without the use of force.

The altercations come as former Vice President Temer takes his place as acting president while Rousseff stands trial which could potentially end in her impeachment. Proceedings against the Rousseff come after the Senate voted 55 to 22 in favour of impeaching Brazil's first female president. She will now be suspended for up to six months while a committee investigates whether she broke the country's budget laws ahead of her re-election in 2014.

If Rousseff is convicted, Temer will serve as president until the end of 2018.

Brazil: Dilma supporters pepper-sprayed outside Pres. Palace as Temer takes reins01:25
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Riot police used pepper spray and batons to disperse protesters outside Planalto Palace in Brasilia, while the newly instated acting Brazilian President Michel Temer delivered his presidential speech.

Supporters of suspended President Dilma Rousseff reportedly tried to jump the barricades outside the building, making it to the ramp of the palace. Police quickly dispersed the groups with pepper spray and batons. Pro-Temer protesters were reportedly escorted away from the scene by police without the use of force.

The altercations come as former Vice President Temer takes his place as acting president while Rousseff stands trial which could potentially end in her impeachment. Proceedings against the Rousseff come after the Senate voted 55 to 22 in favour of impeaching Brazil's first female president. She will now be suspended for up to six months while a committee investigates whether she broke the country's budget laws ahead of her re-election in 2014.

If Rousseff is convicted, Temer will serve as president until the end of 2018.

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