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Brazil’s President Calls Armed Forces to Control Protesters

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The decision by Brazil’s President Michel Temer to call in the country’s Armed Forces to try to control the protest of more than 45,000 that gathered at Brasilia’s Esplanade of Ministries on Wednesday, May 24th, was widely criticized.

The government justified the action saying that the decision was taken because there weren’t enough agents from the National Force to contain the violence.

"The demonstrations that took place in Brasilia on this date, as widely presented to the media, have produced acts of violence and vandalism . . .

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