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Brazil: Hollande's motorcade blocked by anti-Temer protesters01:22

Brazil: Hollande's motorcade blocked by anti-Temer protesters

Brazil, Rio de Janeiro
August 5, 2016 at 22:16 GMT -00:00 · Published

French President Francois Hollande’s motorcade remained blocked for 20 minutes after it became caught in the middle of a protest against acting Brazilian President Michel Temer in central Rio de Janeiro on Friday.

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

An anti-Temer protester said "I have no fear of a terrorist attack. I think the biggest attack that hit the Brazilian people is the coup [against President Dilma Rousseff] that we are living, that's the main problem in the country. I hope that all goes well with the Olympics and the world unites with Brazil in this historic moment. We are in favour of the athletes, not against the Olympics but against this fascist and illegitimate government."

The 2016 Olympic Games run through August 21, with protests against Michel Temer and the international sports competition expected to continue flaring up across the country.

Brazil: Hollande's motorcade blocked by anti-Temer protesters01:22
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French President Francois Hollande’s motorcade remained blocked for 20 minutes after it became caught in the middle of a protest against acting Brazilian President Michel Temer in central Rio de Janeiro on Friday.

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

An anti-Temer protester said "I have no fear of a terrorist attack. I think the biggest attack that hit the Brazilian people is the coup [against President Dilma Rousseff] that we are living, that's the main problem in the country. I hope that all goes well with the Olympics and the world unites with Brazil in this historic moment. We are in favour of the athletes, not against the Olympics but against this fascist and illegitimate government."

The 2016 Olympic Games run through August 21, with protests against Michel Temer and the international sports competition expected to continue flaring up across the country.

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