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Thousands protest against new Brazilian President

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  6 Sep 2016 12:00 AM GMT

Brasilia, Sept 5: Thousands of Brazilians staged a protest on Sunday against new President Michel Temer, who was sworn in after Dilma Rousseff was definitively ousted by the Sete for manipulating budget figures. A sea of protesters took to Sao Paulo’s Paulista Avenue for a seventh consecutive day, most of them wearing red, the colour of Rousseff’s Workers’ Party, EFE news reported. Unlike the other protests in recent days, Sunday’s rally unfolded without any incidents between demonstrators and the police. Authorities had considered refusing to authorise protesters to gather on Sunday because the flame for the Rio Paralympics was scheduled to be carried along the thoroughfare that same day. But they later allowed the protesters to take to the streets a few hours after the passage of the torch relay. Rousseff said on Friday that she would fight in the courts to reverse the Sete vote two days earlier to remove her from office less than halfway through her term.

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