Hundreds of Thousands Protesters in Brazil Call for President’s Resignation

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Hundreds of thousands of people have taken part in protests across Brazil demanding the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff on Sunday, media reported.

Rousseff, who won re-election in a tight runoff last year, now has an approval rating of less than 10 percent, according to recent polls.

​About 350,000 people took part in protests in Sao Paulo, BBC reported, citing police. Another 25,000 people took part in a demonstration in the capital Brasilia, according to the media.

​Anti-government protesters say Rouseff must have known about a corruption scandal in the state oil firm Petrobras as alleged bribery took place when she was head of the company, the media reported.

​Manifestantes realizam ato pelo impeachment da presidente Dilma Rousseff em São Paulo https://t.co/JgukyIHeaH pic.twitter.com/cxiPwts12r

​It is the third major protest against Rousseff and her left-wing Workers’ Party in 2015. Hundreds of thousands took part in demonstrations in March and April.

 

 

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