Demonstrators pass a fire during a protest in Brasilia, Brazil, on Wednesday, May 24, 2017.

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Demonstrators pass a fire during a protest in Brasilia, Brazil, on Wednesday, May 24, 2017.

Photographer: Gustavo Gomes/Bloomberg

Protesters Torch Government Building in Brazil

Demonstrations against embattled Brazilian President Michel Temer exploded into scenes of violence across the capital city of Brasilia on Wednesday, May 24, 2017. Protesters set fire to the Agriculture Ministry, trashed several government buildings and clashed with police.

The outpouring of violence is the worst to hit Brasilia in years and has ratcheted up the pressure on Temer just as he sought to suppress a revolt in his own party by lawmakers who want to oust him after last week’s damaging graft allegations.

Protesters set fire to furniture outside the Ministry of Agriculture in Brasilia, on May 24, 2017. 

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People carry a wounded demonstrator as smoke rises during protests outside the National Congress in Brasilia, on May 24, 2017.

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A police officer during the protest in Brasilia, on May 24, 2017.

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Protesters set fire to the Ministry of Agriculture building in Brasilia, on May 24, 2017.

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Protesters vandalize the Ministry of Agriculture building in Brasilia, on May 24, 2017.

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Police officers try to put out a fire after demonstrators lit a portable bathroom in Brasilia, on May 24, 2017. 

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Protesters vandalize portraits in the Ministry of Agriculture building in Brasilia, on May 24, 2017.

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Police on horseback clash with protesters in Brasilia, on May 24, 2017.

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A demonstrator kicks a tear gas canister back at riot police during protests outside the National Congress in Brasilia, on May 24, 2017. 

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Federal army soldiers patrol the grounds near the National Congress building in Brasilia, on May 25, 2017. 

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A demonstrator uses a smartphone while marching toward the National Congress during protests demanding the resignation of President Michel Temer in Brasilia, on May 24, 2017. 

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Demonstrators gather as a barricade burns during protests outside the National Congress demanding the resignation of President Michel Temer in Brasilia, on May 24, 2017. 

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Army soldiers stand guard outside the vandalized Treasury Ministry building in Brasilia, on May 25, 2017.

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A demonstrator holds a Brazilian flag as a police helicopter flies past during protests outside the National Congress in Brasilia, on May 24, 2017.

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The National Congress building is reflected in a broken window of the Treasury Ministry building in Brasilia, on May 25, 2017.

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