Thousands protest Brazil’s new president in Sao Paulo

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Tens of thousands demonstrate against Brazil’s newly installed President Michel Temer at massive rally in Sao Paulo. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Thousands protest Brazil’s new president in Sao Paulo


Tens of thousands poured into the streets of Sao Paulo in a massive demonstration against Brazil’s newly installed president, Michel Temer, on Sunday (September 4).

More than a half dozen demonstrations against Temer have been held in Brazil’s largest city leading up to and since Brazil’s Senate decision to oust former President Dilma Rousseff on Wednesday (August 31), following a months-long impeachment trial.

Temer, the former vice president, was officially sworn in as president shortly after senators voted 61-20 to convict the country’s first female president for illegally using money from state banks to bankroll public spending, marking the end of 13 years of leftist Workers’ Party rule.

Temer had been leading the country since Rousseff’s suspension in May and will now head the country for the remainder of Rousseff’s term through December 2018.

Demonstrators have said Temer and his allies illegally removed Rousseff from power and likened her overthrow to a coup d’état.

Many expect Temer to try to quickly push through fiscal reforms to close a yawning budget gap that cost Brazil its investment grade credit rating in 2015.

Temer is currently in China for the G20 summit hosted in the Asian country.

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