3mn people take to streets in Brazil’s biggest ever anti-govt protest
Some 3 million people have taken to the streets of Brazilian cities to demonstrate their disapproval of the country’s president, Dilma Rousseff, local media reported.
About 1.4 million people participated in the demonstration in Sao Paulo, and another million in Rio de Janeiro, according to Globo media outlet, citing the event’s organizers and the country’s security forces.
Protests took place in at least 17 regions across Brazil, Folha de Sao Paulo newspaper reported.
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The nation’s capital, Brasilia, saw some 100,000 demonstrators surround the National Congress building in the biggest protest since last March, when about 1 million people took to the streets.
Protesters blame the country’s president for Brazil’s economic downturn over the past few years, as well as alleged corruption. read more…