Thousands protest in 80 cities across Brazil

More than half a million Brazilians poured onto the streets of at least 80 cities in demonstrations that saw violent clashes.

Fires blaze as demonstrators clash with police in Rio de Janeiro. Credit: Reuters
A riot policeman fires his weapon in Belem, at the mouth of the Amazon River. Credit: Reuters
A man demonstrates outside the National Congress in Brasilia. Credit: Reuters

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Brazil protests 'more localised'

Protests continue in Brazil following a week of unrest that saw a million people take to the streets to demonstrate against the government. This time the demonstrations have become more localised, calling for action on a range of social issues.