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Millions Join Brazil Impeachment Chorus in Threat to Rousseff

  • Some estimates counted more than 3 million protesters Sunday
  • Marches were show of support for judge leading corruption case
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Brazilians March in Massive Anti-Government Protests

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Dilma Rousseff’s future as president of Brazil was cast into further doubt as millions of protesters, wearied by scandal and recession, staged some of the largest rallies in the country’s modern history. 

Brazilians demonstrated peacefully for Rousseff’s ouster in cities throughout the country on Sunday, with some estimates counting more than 3 million people on the streets. Sao Paulo recorded its largest political rally on record, according to polling firm Datafolha. In the capital Brasilia, some 100,000 people marched toward Congress, expressing their support for the anti-corruption blitz that has put several high-profile executives and politicians behind bars.