Brazilians keep protesting against coup

This video says about itself:

Brazil: Anti-Temer protesters rally against government in Rio

31 July 2016

Hundreds of anti-government protesters demanded the resignation of acting Brazilian President Michel Temer, during a rally on Maua square, in central Rio de Janeiro, on Sunday.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Brazil: Big rallies demand Temer out, let the people decide

Tuesday 2nd August 2016

TENS of thousands of people answered the call of social movements on Sunday to take to the streets demanding respect for democracy in Brazil and the coup government’s resignation.

Marchers demanded that coup-imposed “president” Michel Temer stand down and that the impeachment process against democratically elected President Dilma Rousseff be ended.

Nationwide protests took place in 24 states to demand Mr Temer’s resignation, under the slogan: “Temer out, the people should decide.”

The protests were called by the left-wing grassroots People’s Fearless Front organisation, which called on other activists, left movements and progressive organisations to join in.

Thousands of people from at least 30 different progressive and left bodies dressed in red to take to the streets of Sao Paulo in support of Ms Rousseff and to demand new elections.

Suspended from office on May 12, Ms Rousseff was replaced on an interim basis by her vice-president, Mr Temer. If she is ousted definitively by the senate, he would complete her mandate, which runs until the end of 2018.

A two-thirds majority vote by the senate would remove her from office.

Other protests will be held during the inauguration of the Olympics, which will take place in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro on Friday.

Organisations will also march next Tuesday, which is when the final vote of the impeachment process against Ms Rousseff could take place.

Workers Party (PT) president Rui Falcao accuses the coup government of having set out to destroy the achievements and social gains made under the administrations of Ms Rousseff and Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva before her.

For example, new coup-installed Health Minister Ricardo Barros has said that access to public health should not be universal while announcing planned cuts to the social security system.

His co-conspirator Education Minister Mendonca Filho has announced he will privatise all public universities and charge a monthly fee to students.

Labour flexibility and outsourcing are other policies being mooted to leave workers without legal protection and effective rights.

See also here.

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