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Brazil: Fireworks and flaming tyres as anti-Temer protests hit Rio  02:07

Brazil: Fireworks and flaming tyres as anti-Temer protests hit Rio

Brazil, Rio de Janeiro
July 1, 2017 at 06:32 GMT +00:00 · Published

Thousands of protesters rallied in the streets of Rio, Friday, to show their dissent with Brazilian President Michel Temer's proposed labour reforms and demand that the Brazilian leader resign.

Protesters hurled fireworks at buildings and police officers and burned tyres to block the roads in downtown Rio.

Friday's rally was one of many held in countrywide in major Brazilian cities, organised by unions to demand that Temer's administration desist in pushing through labour and pension laws that according to workers will strip them of their rights and attack job security.

Temer's administration has recently been polling at two percent in approval ratings, according to pollster DataPoder360, following a spate of corruption allegations levelled at the president and his cabinet.

Brazil: Fireworks and flaming tyres as anti-Temer protests hit Rio  02:07
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Thousands of protesters rallied in the streets of Rio, Friday, to show their dissent with Brazilian President Michel Temer's proposed labour reforms and demand that the Brazilian leader resign.

Protesters hurled fireworks at buildings and police officers and burned tyres to block the roads in downtown Rio.

Friday's rally was one of many held in countrywide in major Brazilian cities, organised by unions to demand that Temer's administration desist in pushing through labour and pension laws that according to workers will strip them of their rights and attack job security.

Temer's administration has recently been polling at two percent in approval ratings, according to pollster DataPoder360, following a spate of corruption allegations levelled at the president and his cabinet.

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