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Brazilians rally against corruption

The Americas Post - Brazilians want to sweep out corruption

Thousands of Brazilians waving flags, signs and brooms have marched in numerous cities of that nation this week in a wave of protests against corruption.

The marches were coordinated by the Brazilian Movement Against Corruption, a new group formed via social media in response to various recent cases of politicians implicated in abuse of public funds or influence peddling.  Organizers said that demonstrations took place in at least 18 cities and that more are planned.

In the nation’s capital Brasilia, demonstrators marched to the hall of Congress, where they swept the sidewalks with brooms carried as an anti-corruption symbol.  The marches have been peaceful with the exception of Sao Paulo, where a small group wearing masks attacked other demonstrators and the press.  Police detained one suspect for damaging doors at a bank and restaurant.