Mass protests in Brazil against Te­mer ‘coup’

The Myanmar Times - - World - – AFP

Tens of thou­sands took to Brazil­ian streets to sup­port sacked leader Dilma Rouss­eff and protest the new govern­ment of Michel Te­mer, who has taken power and down­played the protests. Demon­stra­tion or­gan­is­ers – who have re­jected Mr Te­mer’s as­cen­dancy as a “coup” – said some 100,000 pro­test­ers filled the ma­jor artery Paulista Av­enue, many hold­ing ban­ners that read “Out with Te­mer!” and “Di­rect elec­tions now!” The Se­nate voted last week to con­vict Ms Rouss­eff on charges of hav­ing il­le­gally ma­nip­u­lated govern­ment ac­counts, strip­ping her of her of­fice and re­plac­ing her with Mr Te­mer, her bit­ter en­emy and former vice pres­i­dent. Mr Te­mer has vowed to re­vi­talise Brazil’s trou­bled econ­omy.

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