Thousands Crowd Brazil’s Streets: Demand Military Intervention & Rousseff Resignation, Impeachment

Thousands Crowd Brazil’s Streets: Demand Military Intervention & Rousseff Resignation, Impeachment (ZeroHedge, March 15, 2015):

It appears the ‘people’ are growing more and more dissatisfied with their corrupt and greedy leaders across the world. As we noted recently, Brazil’s economy is imploding, consumer sentiment is at record lows, and with the Petrobras scandal providing a glimpse at just how deep the corruption might go, Brazilians are revolting. Hundreds of thousands are crowding the streets in several regional Brazilian capitals, dominated ironically by the middle and upper classes. Demands for “Dilma Out” and “Impeach Dilma” are also interspersed with calls for a quasi-coup and “military intervention.

As 24 Horas reports,

Hundreds of thousands of people protested today against Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff , in Rio de Janeiro, within a day of demonstrations in dozens of cities across the country.

The protest in Rio de Janeiro started at 9:30 local time (12:30 GMT) on the beach of Copacabana and far exceeded the expectations of the public of the organizers, which are groups of citizens without opposition political parties declared link.

The man ifestantes chanted slogans against Rousseff and the ruling Workers Party (PT) and rejection of corruption.

“Out PT”, “PT stole” and “PT anymore” were songs sung in repeatedly by the Cariocas protesters, who were dressed mostly in yellow and green colors of the Brazilian flag.

The vast majority of the protesters in Rio were citizens of middle and upper class, a group that in elections last October voted en masse to the opposition.

Many protesters carried signs calling for impeachment to start Rousseff f towards the removal of the president, who began his second term last January 1st.

Besides Rio de Janeiro, morning mass demonstrations were reported, with tens of thousands of people, in Brasilia, Belo Horizonte (Minas Gerais), Salvador (Bahia), Recife (Pernambuco) and other regional capitals of the country.

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Of course, shouold Dilma resign or be over-run, it will be a disaster for Miami’s burgeoing condo market…

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As we concluded previously,

If the Petrobras affair doesn’t bring Rousseff down, her decisions will. You have to be an exceptional politician to survive the kind of huge economic downturn that Brazil finds itself in. Rousseff is no such exceptional politician. And of course most ‘leaders’ are not (that makes the few exceptional). That in turn means we will see increasing numbers of leadership changes as economies go downhill. Argentina went through 5 presidents in less than 3.5 years at the beginning of the century. Don’t be surprised if Brazil goes down that path too. And many other countries.

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