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Brazil's Rousseff joins protesters calling for her return

Friday, June 03, 2016 - 00:52

Brazil's former President Dilma Rousseff joins protesters in Rio de Janeiro calling for her return to power. Natasha Howitt reports.

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On the streets of Rio de Janeiro, crowds of people gather to hear ousted Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff speak. Calling out against her impeachment last month, she tells the crowd the interim government has no popular mandate. The decision to put Rousseff on trial on charges of manipulating budget accounts has galvanised her support base. She was Brazil's first female president, and the supporters here are predominantly women. The gathering comes just days after the gang rape of a 16-year-old girl sent shockwaves through the country. Rousseff calls out in defence of women's rights, and tells the crowd the culture of rape needs to be defeated. The interim government is now hoping to speed up the official impeachment process, possibly before the start of the Rio Olympics in August.

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Brazil's Rousseff joins protesters calling for her return

Friday, June 03, 2016 - 00:52