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Protest in Brazil against acting president

Sunday, May 22, 2016 - 00:50

Thousands demonstrate against Brazil's acting president Michel Temer and his austerity measures. Yiming Woo reports.

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About 3,000 in Sao Paolo march in protest near the home of acting president, Michel Temer. He announced public spending cuts to pull Brazil out of its worst recession in decades, after he took over from his left-wing predecessor, Dilma Rousseff. Critics say the measures will hit social programmes millions of people rely on. (SOUNDBITE) (Portuguese) THE PRESIDENT OF THE HOMELESS WORKERS' MOVEMENT (MTST), GUILHERME BOULOS, SAYING: "He's a president that nobody elected, who wants to put forward an agenda that nobody voted for. This agenda of attacking social rights, of cutting social programmes that the Brazilian people have decided, nobody approved of this at the voting booth." Security prevented protesters from going to his residence. Temer was handed the reins after the Senate suspended Rousseff and put her on trial for breaking budget rules.

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Protest in Brazil against acting president

Sunday, May 22, 2016 - 00:50