Brazilian coup regime attacks free spech

This video says about itself:

4 September 2016

Massive clashes erupted on the streets of São Paulo on Sunday, as thousands of people protested against the newly appointed President Michel Temer and decried the Senate vote, 61-20, in favour of removing former leader Dilma Rousseff from office.

Police used tear gas, stun grenades and water cannons to disperse the crowds. A group of protesters burned a coffin with a photo of Michel Temer. Several injuries as well as arrests were reported.

By James Tweedie:

Police tear into anti-coup protest in São Paulo

Tuesday 6th September 2016

POLICE attacked protesters in Brazil’s São Paulo on Sunday after they gathered to demonstrate against last week’s legislative coup against former president Dilma Rousseff.

Some 100,000 people had gathered in Brazil’s biggest city in the fifth such protest in the six days since the Workers Party leader was deposed by a senate vote.

They demanded presumptive president Michel Temer resign and for a snap election to replace him.

A similar protest was held on Rio de Janeiro’s Copacabana promenade.

Local media reported that 29 secondary school pupils were arrested before they even arrived at the Sao Paulo rally.

The protest was peaceful until demonstrators began heading home towards the nearest metro station, where military police turned on them with tear gas, stun grenades, rubber bullets and water cannon.

The Public Safety Department claimed a group became violent, destroying turnstiles and throwing stones at riot police.

But metro operating firm ViaQuarto denied that, while an El Pais reporter on the scene said there was no vandalism until the police began to attack the crowd.

Officers then rampaged through the streets outside the station, attacking BBC correspondent Felipe Souza despite him identifying himself as a journalist.

In a video posted on social media, Mr Souza said he suffered blows to his hand, leg, arms, and body.

Mr Temer, speaking from the G20 summit in Hangzhou, China, tried to pin blame on the protesters. “Causing destruction is a crime. That’s not a demonstration,” he said.

This 5 September 2016 is about Brazilian police attacking BBC correspondent Felipe Souza.

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