Around 5,000 people in Rio de Janeiro went to mass rallies demanding the resignation of Brazilian President Michel Temer. Protests took place in three cities of the country. This was reported by Globo.
"About 5,000 people participated in mass rallies in Rio de Janeiro," the public movement Brazil's Popular Front said.
Many of the protesters held posters in their hands demanding early direct elections.
It is noteworthy that a large-scale corruption scandal is unfolding in the country: on May 17, Brazilian businessmen - brothers Joesley and Wesley Batista handed over to the Federal Supreme Court of the country a record on which Temer asks to bribe the former speaker of the lower house of parliament, the initiator of the impeachment of the ex- Head of state Dilma Rousseff. After that, the judge of Brazil gave permission to open a criminal case against Temer on suspicions of corruption. Two deputies and one senator sent a request for impeachment of the president to the chairman of the lower house of parliament Rodrigo Maya.
Earlier it was reported that millions of workers protested in Brazil. Participants say that this is the biggest strike in the history of Brazil. People were protesting against pension reforms proposed by country’s president Michel Temer. According to Brazilian leader, these changes are necessary to overcome economic crisis.