Brazil: Thousands demonstrate against interim government in support of suspended Dilma Rousseff

Alex Wheeler – International Business Times, 05/18/2016

Thousands of people have taken to the streets of Brazil, protesting against the interim President Michel Temer, in support of the suspended leftist president Dilma Rousseff, who is due for trial on charges of manipulating the country’s finances in order to gain electoral advantage.

Demonstrators marched through downtown Rio de Janeiro, waving placards which read ‘Temer out’ and ‘Coup no, culture yes’ as they protested against what they say is an illegitimate interim government which took over from President Dilma Rousseff after she was ousted on 12 May.

The new cabinet has been heavily criticised for being made up exclusively of white men, and for folding a ministry of women, racial equality and human rights into the far-bigger ministry of justice, led by a man.

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