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BRAZIL. August 29, 2016. Protests erupt in Brazil over its president’s impeachment trial. [Part 2]

(1) Protesters demonstrate against President Michel Temer at Avenida Paulista, in the centre of São Paulo. Photograph: Fabio Vieira/FotoRua/NurPhoto

(2) Demonstrators march holding a “Temer Out” banner during a rally in support of Brazil’s suspended President Dilma Rousseff and against acting President Michel Temer in São Paulo. Photograph: Andre Penner/AP

(3) Police fire tear gas at demonstrators. Photograph: Andre Penner/AP

(4) A demonstrator is detained by the police during a rally in support of Brazil’s suspended President Dilma Rousseff and against acting President Michel Temer in São Paulo. Photograph: Andre Penner/AP

(5) Demonstrators shout slogans. Photograph: Andre Penner/AP

(6) Supporters of Brazil’s suspended President Dilma Rousseff protest in front of the Brazilian Congress during the final session of debate at Rousseff’s impeachment trial in Brasilia. Photograph: Adriano Machado/Reuters

(7) Rousseff supporters hold a demonstration during the impeachment trial in São Paulo. Photograph: Cris Faga/NurPhoto

Brazil’s Senate on Wednesday voted to remove President Dilma Rousseff from office, the culmination of a yearlong fight that paralysed Latin America’s largest nation and exposed deep rifts among its people on everything from race relations to social spending.

While Rousseff’s ousting was widely expected, the decision was a key chapter in a colossal political struggle that is far from over. Rousseff was Brazil’s first female president, with a storied career that includes a stint as a Marxist guerrilla jailed and tortured in the 1970s during the country’s dictatorship. She was accused of breaking fiscal laws in her management of the federal budget.

“The Senate has found that the president of the federal republic of Brazil, Dilma Vana Rousseff, committed crimes in breaking fiscal laws,” said Chief Justice Ricardo Lewandowski, who presided over the trial. (AP)

BRAZIL, Sao Paulo :- Demonstrators rally for Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff’s impeachment along Paulista Avenue in Sao Paulo on March 16, 2016.Outraged Brazilians protested in Brasilia and Sao Paulo following the release of a taped phone call between President Dilma Rousseff and her predecessor Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. On Sunday, an estimated three million Brazilians flooded the streets in nationwide protests calling for Rousseff’s departure. / AFP / Miguel Schincariol                        

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I’m not the one to usually ask for reblogs but this is important
Brazil is in a dire situation and the crackdown on the protests show that our democracy might be at risk

the scars of the 60’s military dictatorship haven’t healed yet. And now we have the police prohibiting us of showing our displeasure with our infra-structure collapse. People identified as protesters were arrested at their homes and beat up in the streets even outside of the protests, all without warrant and all without their rights. the bail for anyone caught up in the protests has been set at a ludicrous R$ 20.000,00

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