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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.

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Half a million protesters pour onto the streets of Brazil

Thousands of Brazilians poured onto the streets in protest at government corruption and demands for better public services. Credit: Reuters

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

Riot police battled protesters in at least five cities, with some of the most intense clashes happening in Rio de Janeiro, where an estimated 300,000 demonstrators swarmed into the seaside city's central area.

Thundering booms echoed around the city as rubber bullets and tear gas were fired at fleeing crowds.

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