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Brazil protests explode into mass demonstrations


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Brazil protests explode into mass demonstrations

Hundreds of thousands of Brazilians are continuing to hit the streets to voice their discontent with the government.

It is estimated that more than a million people are taking part in the demonstrations, taking place in dozens of cities across Brazil.

Outside Sao Paulo, a wave of people engulfed the motorway, stopping the traffic.

In Rio de Janiero, protesters clashed with police attempting to control the crowds.

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff canceled a planned trip to Japan in the face of the escalating unrest.

A rise in bus ticket prices sparked an explosion of anger at the billions of euros that the government is investing in hosting sports events.

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