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Brazil: Anti-Temer protesters burn bins in Porto Alegre after Rousseff's removal02:10

Brazil: Anti-Temer protesters burn bins in Porto Alegre after Rousseff's removal

Brazil, Porte Alegre
September 7, 2016 at 11:19 GMT -00:00 · Published

Anti-government protesters burned bins during a march through the hometown of former Brazilian President Dilma, Porto Alegre, Tuesday, demanding that her replacement, former Vice President Michel Temer, step down as the country’s leader. The fiery demonstration came as Rousseff arrived in the city after vacating her presidential lodgings in Brasilia following the Senate decision to officially remove her from office.

Temer was officially instated as president on August 31, 2016 after Rousseff was removed from office by the Senate as she faces her impeachment trial.

Rousseff has been charged with manipulating public budgetary figures before the October 2014 election. She and her party's supporters maintain her innocence and accuse Brazil's right-wing majority Senate of voting to proceed with the impeachment trial to instigate a coup and sidestep democratic elections.

The alleged coup has since swept Brazil with mass protests, with Rousseff supporters and detractors of the newly instated government calling for Temer's resignation and snap elections following Rousseff's removal by the senate. Violent clashes have erupted in several major Brazilian cities including Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, with local reports of a severe police reponse.

Brazil: Anti-Temer protesters burn bins in Porto Alegre after Rousseff's removal02:10
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Anti-government protesters burned bins during a march through the hometown of former Brazilian President Dilma, Porto Alegre, Tuesday, demanding that her replacement, former Vice President Michel Temer, step down as the country’s leader. The fiery demonstration came as Rousseff arrived in the city after vacating her presidential lodgings in Brasilia following the Senate decision to officially remove her from office.

Temer was officially instated as president on August 31, 2016 after Rousseff was removed from office by the Senate as she faces her impeachment trial.

Rousseff has been charged with manipulating public budgetary figures before the October 2014 election. She and her party's supporters maintain her innocence and accuse Brazil's right-wing majority Senate of voting to proceed with the impeachment trial to instigate a coup and sidestep democratic elections.

The alleged coup has since swept Brazil with mass protests, with Rousseff supporters and detractors of the newly instated government calling for Temer's resignation and snap elections following Rousseff's removal by the senate. Violent clashes have erupted in several major Brazilian cities including Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, with local reports of a severe police reponse.

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