3 MILLIONS CROWDS PROTEST AGAINST BRAZIL'S PRESIDENT ~ :: Habari Duniani

Widespread Anger against Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff is mounting as hundreds of thousands of people have taken to the streets across the country, demanding her resignation. A massive corruption scandal has shaken the government.
Demonstrators in São Paulo take part in a protest to demand the resignation of Dilma Rousseff. Photograph: Miguel Schincariol/AFP/Getty Images
Already struggling with an impeachment challenge, the worst recession in a century and the biggest corruption scandal in Brazil’s history, the Workers party leader was given another reason to doubt she will complete her four-year term.

The demonstrations on Sunday – which reached all 26 states and the federal district – were expected to be bigger than similar rallies last year. The largest took place in São Paulo, where the polling company Datafolha estimated the crowd at 450,000, more than double the number it registered last year.

An inflatable doll known as ‘Pixuleco’, portraying Brazil’s former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, is seen inside a cage during a protest in Brasilia. Photograph: Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters
Some 100,000 people gathered in Brasilia and over 200,000 in Rio de Janerio on Sunday, according to rally organizers and media. Anti-government protesters took to the streets in some 400 cities across Brazil.
"I came (to the rally) because I am tired to seeing so much corruption, and because I want to end the disorder that has taken over this country," Rosilene Feitosa, a 61-year-old woman, told the AFP news agency.

The president appealed to the protesters to remain calm and criticized the opposition graffiti attack against her Worker's Party's student union offices in Sao Paulo.

Rousseff is the latest leftist leader in Latin America to face mass protests as a decade-long economic boom in the continent comes to an abrupt end.

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