Demonstrators calling for a military coup occupied Brazil’s lower house of Congress on Wednesday, during a day of protests that saw public servants in Rio de Janeiro clash with police during an anti-austerity protest.
By early evening, the protesters in Congress, numbering about 60 in total, had been disbanded and arrested by federal police, roughly three hours after they took over the chamber.
The group busted a glass door to gain access to the lower house and clashed violently with legislative guards. Many of the protesters called for a military coup to overturn Brazil’s center-right government.
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