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Brazil: Anti-Temer protesters rally against government in Rio02:35

Brazil: Anti-Temer protesters rally against government in Rio

Brazil, Rio de Janeiro
August 1, 2016 at 00:39 GMT -00:00 · Published

Hundreds of anti-government protesters demanded the resignation of acting Brazilian President Michel Temer, during a rally on Maua square, in central Rio de Janeiro, on Sunday.

The protesters denounced Temer with banners and chants, labelling him a 'putschist' - in reference to the impeachment vote to suspend Brazil’s first female president, Dilma Rousseff.

Teresa Brigges, one of the protesters, suggested that Temer was a "very dangerous man." She urged people to pay close attention to Temer’s alleged desire to "take Brazil out of the BRICS."

"The coup d'etat is made by the United States, its forces in the back, who is backing this coup, and also the elite, the Brazilian bankers, FIESP, FIERJ. These gangsters, the Brazillian gangsters," she added.

On May 12, the Senate voted 55 to 22 in favour of impeaching Brazil's first female president, who was 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.

Rousseff and her sympathisers have repeatedly called the impeachment process an orchestrated coup by Brazil’s right-wing, describing the investigation as ‘a farce’. Speaker of the lower house of Brazilian Congress Eduardo Cunha, one of the most instrumental law makers in pushing for Rousseff’s impeachment, was recently forced to resign on charges of allegedly accepting up to $40 million (€ 36 million) in bribes.

Brazil: Anti-Temer protesters rally against government in Rio02:35
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Hundreds of anti-government protesters demanded the resignation of acting Brazilian President Michel Temer, during a rally on Maua square, in central Rio de Janeiro, on Sunday.

The protesters denounced Temer with banners and chants, labelling him a 'putschist' - in reference to the impeachment vote to suspend Brazil’s first female president, Dilma Rousseff.

Teresa Brigges, one of the protesters, suggested that Temer was a "very dangerous man." She urged people to pay close attention to Temer’s alleged desire to "take Brazil out of the BRICS."

"The coup d'etat is made by the United States, its forces in the back, who is backing this coup, and also the elite, the Brazilian bankers, FIESP, FIERJ. These gangsters, the Brazillian gangsters," she added.

On May 12, the Senate voted 55 to 22 in favour of impeaching Brazil's first female president, who was 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.

Rousseff and her sympathisers have repeatedly called the impeachment process an orchestrated coup by Brazil’s right-wing, describing the investigation as ‘a farce’. Speaker of the lower house of Brazilian Congress Eduardo Cunha, one of the most instrumental law makers in pushing for Rousseff’s impeachment, was recently forced to resign on charges of allegedly accepting up to $40 million (€ 36 million) in bribes.

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