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Protesters band together in Brazil

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 00:55

Opponents of Brazil’s new interim government organize a musical protest. Angela Moore reports.

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The message is in the music. Hundreds of demonstrators came to downtown Rio de Janeiro to protest the interim centre-right government led by Michel Temer. Brazil's leftist President Dilma Rousseff was recently impeached. The protesters say Rousseff was ousted in a coup and Temer's interim government is illegitimate. SOUNDBITE: Amanda Magalhaes, student protester, saying (Portuguese): "We are here to defend democracy and to fight against this government. We are taking over the streets and doing everything necessary until Temer is out.." Many leftists, minorities and low-income Brazilians have banded together to say they fear a deep recession and the promised spending cuts the new government says are essential for an economic recovery.

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Protesters band together in Brazil

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 00:55