Huge protests across Brazil against cor­rup­tion

Asian Journal - - World -

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.

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