Tamil Diplomat

Brazilian protesters call for President Dilma Rousseff’s impeachment

Tens of thousands of people have taken part in protests across Brazil calling for the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff. Support for Ms Rousseff has fallen to single-digit figures in recent polls. Many voters have accused her of failing to stamp out corruption and blame her for the economy’s worst slump in 25 years.

Marchers took over Copacabana beach in Rio and also demonstrated outside congress in the capital Brasilia. Many wore the yellow shirts of the Brazilian football team, and sang the national anthem, carrying banners saying “Dilma Out”. Police said about 137,000 people took part, but tens of the thousands of others were also involved in a demonstration in Sao Paulo.