Brazil Protesters Demand President Resign

People call for the impeachment of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff on Sunday in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Photo: Sebastiao Moreira / EPA

Rio De Janeiro — Tens of thousands of demonstrators in Brazil demanded the dismissal of President Dilma Rousseff yesterday.

Protests were held across the nation, the largest occurring in the financial hub of Sao Paulo, according to O'Globo newspaper. There also were demonstrations in the capital Brasilia.

Brazil is in a deep recession and has been rocked by corruption scandals.

Earlier this month, the president of the lower house, Eduardo Cunha, gave the green light to begin impeachment proceedings against Rousseff, who is suspected of falsification of state accounts.

She has denied any wrongdoing and expressed indignation at the accusation.

Story:  DPA