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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Report: Brazil's president calls emergency meeting

Brasil's president Dilma Roussef has called an emergency meeting of cabinet ministers to discuss how to respond to the groundswell in protests across the country, according to local newspaper O Globo.

A woman kneels in front of mounted riot policemen amid anti-government protest in Porto Alegre, southern Brazil Credit: REUTERS/Gustavo Vara

The newspaper reports that Roussef is considering making a statement directly to the protesters via television and radio.

She may also convene the Council of State - a body of the country's top leaders called in cases of national emergency - it is reported.

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