Huge protests across Brazil against corruption
Brasilia: Some 3.3 million people across Brazil marched through the streets to demonstrate against the government over corruption and the economic downturn. The protestors marched in more than 200 cities on Sunday, carrying placards, banners and balloons reading “Dilma Out, PT Out” in reference to President Dilma Rousseff and the ruling Workers’ Party, Xinhua news agency reported. Uniformly dressed in yellow and green, the colours of Brazil’s flag, the demonstrators demanded the resignation of the president and the arrest of former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva who has been charged with money laundering and for concealing assets. Nearly 50,000 people gathered around the National Congress building in the capital Brasilia, chanting “Dilma Out”. The protestors expressed firm support for the graft probe into alleged corruption at state-controlled oil and gas giant Petrobras.