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Toilet protest on Ipanema beach denounces Rio sewage


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Toilet protest on Ipanema beach denounces Rio sewage

Protesters sat on toilets on Rio de Janeiro’s famed Ipanema beach to denounce sanitation standards in the Brazilian city.

Activists say the toilets symbolise thousands of litres of untreated sewage that end up off the coast there everyday.

Authorities have pledged a clean-up in time for the 2016 Olympics.