‘Out Temer, Elections Now!’: New Round of Protests Hit Brazil

teleSUR | May 21, 2017

Demonstrators take part in a protest against Brazil

Demonstrators take part in a protest against Brazil’s President Michel Temer in Sao Paulo, Brazil, May 18, 2017. | Photo: Reuters

Just when Brazil’s political crisis can’t seem to get any worse, Michel Temer is caught red-handed on tape giving his blessings to bribes paid to judges, prosecutors, a police task force member and a powerful witness in government corruption investigations, Eduardo Cunha, the former speaker of Brazil’s lower house of representatives.

Amid the scandal rocking the government, Sunday marks yet another day of mass protests against the president who played a key role in the undemocratic removal of Dilma Rousseff, Brazil’s first woman president.

Twitter feeds are busy as the nationwide demonstrations keep rolling on, bringing thousands to the streets in multiple cities. The demonstrations call for Temer’s resignation and fresh elections less than a year after her was installed in office through Rousseff’s impeachment, widely condemned as a parliamentary coup.

Drummers from Popular Uprising livened up demonstrators in Belo Horizonte during the “Elections Now” and “Get Out Temer” protests this morning.

“Elections Now” and “Get Out Temer” protests brought hundreds onto the streets of Natal (Rio Grande do Norte) this morning.

“Elections Now” demonstraters gathered this morning in front of the National Library in Brasilia.

“This is the result of the coup against President Dilma,” Mario Vitorio, a public official, told AFP during marches in Brasilia. “We want Temer out, direct elections and the end of his reforms.”

The demonstrations come on the same day that the Order of Attorneys of Brazil, known by its Portuguese acronym OAB, protocoled a request for Temer’s impeachment from office.

According to the OAB, Temer had violated Article 85 of Brazil’s Constitution, which defines presidential and public servant crimes as being those committed when a public official doesn’t alert the proper authorities of illicit crimes.

Thousands take to the streets of Belo Horizonte to demand “Get Out Temer” and “Elections Now.”

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A Barometro Politico survey reported late last month that those who considered Temer’s administration to be good or excellent was at an appalling 4 percent.

Many expect that figure to dip even further when the latest poll is released.

SOURCE: http://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Out-Temer-Elections-Now-New-Round-of-Protests-Hit-Brazil-20170521-0015.html

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