Dozens of protesters demanding a military coup have forced their way
into Brazil’s lower chamber of Congress in the capital, Brasilia. At
least 40 demonstrators scuffled with guards and took over the podium as a
session began on Wednesday.
Denouncing government corruption, they called for a return to military
rule – which Brazil saw from 1964 to 1985. In Rio de Janeiro, police
fired tear gas at public sector workers protesting against cuts.
The protesters swept past security guards and smashed a glass door to
get into the parliament chamber, where they shouted “general here,
general here” and sang the national anthem.