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Demonstrators march in Brazil to support corruption crackdown -

A demonstrator yells slogans during a protest against corruption at the Copacabana beach in Rio de JaneiroBy Paulo Prada RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Demonstrators marched in cities across Brazil on Sunday, protesting corruption and a recent vote in Congress that was perceived as an effort to intimidate judges and prosecutors currently leading graft probes. Dressed mostly in the national colors of yellow and green, thousands gathered in cities like Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Brasilia to demand accountability at a time when Latin America's biggest country is reeling from corruption scandals, political gridlock and a prolonged economic recession. In São Paulo, the country's largest city, protesters marching along the business thoroughfare of Avenida Paulista unfurled a long banner reading "Corrupt Congress." At a seaside march in Rio, where two former governors were recently jailed on corruption charges, demonstrators waved banners with messages like "Thieves Out!" and "We are all Sergio Moro," the judge overseeing a historic investigation into kickbacks around the state-run oil company.



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