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Tag: Brazilia riot

  • Thursday, May 25th 2017 - 20:27 UTC

    Public opinion forces Temer to withdraw troops from streets of Brasilia

    The deployment of soldiers shocked a capital already shaken by the day's violence and an investigation into corruption allegations against the president.

    Brazil's President Michel Temer called troops back off the streets of the capital Thursday after deploying them to guard government buildings following riots by protesters demanding he quit. A decree published online in the official journal said the president had revoked an earlier measure to deploy 1,500 federal troops -- a delicate issue in a country with living memory of a military dictatorship.