After the protest comes the support: Around 30,000 Dilma Rousseff sympathisers take to the streets in Brazil

Thousands of Brazilians demonstrated in support of embattled President Dilma Rousseff, who faces an impeachment effort in congress over alleged fiscal mismanagement.

hidden March 25, 2016 10:42:34 IST
After the protest comes the support: Around 30,000 Dilma Rousseff sympathisers take to the streets in Brazil

Sao Paulo: Thousands of Brazilians demonstrated in support of embattled President Dilma Rousseff, who faces an impeachment effort in congress over alleged fiscal mismanagement.

Organisers of the march in Sao Paulo, which is Brazil's biggest city and financial capital, said about 30,000 people joined in late yesterday, while police estimated 17,000.

After the protest comes the support Around 30000 Dilma Rousseff sympathisers take to the streets in Brazil

Demonstrators protest against the impeachment of Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff and in support of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, 24 March 2016. AP

Many of them marched on the headquarters of TV Globo, that popular television station that Rousseff sympathisers accuse of being partisan and pushing for the president's ouster.

Brazil is in its worst recession in decades and a sprawling corruption scandal at the state-run oil giant Petrobras has been moving closer to Rousseff's inner circle in recent weeks.

A recent poll by the respected Datafolha agency said 68 percent of Brazilians surveyed want to see lawmakers vote to impeach Rousseff.

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