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Police Clash With Pro-Rousseff Protesters in Brazil

Rally against Brazil's new President Temer in Sao Paulo
Cris Faga—LatinContent/Getty Images Thousands of people attend the rally against the government of President Michel Temer and new direct elections in São Paulo on Sept. 4, 2016

Supporters of the former leader call her impeachment a "coup"

Tens of thousands of people took to the streets across Brazil on Sunday in opposition to the new President Michel Temer, who took office last week following the ouster of Dilma Rousseff over charges related to financial mismanagement.

Some 50,000 protesters rallied in São Paulo alone, organizers told the BBC. A full week of peaceful demonstrations ended when police used tear gas, stun grenades and water cannons to disperse the crowd.

Rousseff — Brazil’s first female President — was impeached by the country’s Senate on Wednesday and replaced by Temer, who previously served as her Vice President. Temer will serve out the remainder of Rousseff’s term until the next election in 2018.

Rousseff and her supporters have referred to her impeachment as a coup. Many protesters were calling for immediate direct elections.

[BBC]

 

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