Protesters across Brazil seek ouster of president

Dilma Rousseff sees historically low approval ratings as corruption allegations plague her government.

Al Jazeera, April 13

Hundreds of thousands of Brazilians have streamed out into the streets of cities throughout Brazil to demand the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff over government corruption and economic drift.

Sunday’s protests were second in less than a month and came as polls showed Rousseff entering the second month of her second term in office with historically low approval ratings.

The demonstrations were driven by a massive corruption scandal at the state-run oil company, Petrobras, as well as a spluttering economy, a rapidly depreciating currency and political infighting.

Police put turnout at 682,000 people who marched in 195 cities, while organisers gave a total estimate of 1.5 million – around half of them attending the largest gathering, in business center Sao Paulo.

RT: Countrywide protests flood Brazil pushing for President Rousseff’s impeachment

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