April 11 2016
Tens of thousands of protesters throughout Brazil are scheduled to take to the streets to “defend democracy.” | Photo: Reuters
In the days leading up to the vote in the lower house, demonstrations are being held across Brazil opposing calls for Rousseff’s impeachment.
Demonstrations are scheduled to take place in at least a half-dozen states across Brazil on Monday in opposition to impeachment calls against President Dilma Rousseff by the country’s lawmakers.
The marches, which will take place in the midst of congressional impeachment efforts, are being organized by social movements along with supporters of the President Rousseff.
A major protest is scheduled to begin at 5:00 p.m. local time, in the city of Rio de Janeiro, which will be attended by former President Lula de Silva along with many famous Brazilian artists and musicians, including Chico Buarque, Joao Bosco and Eric Nepomuceno, all of whom reject the impeachment efforts being considered by Brazilian legislators.
The event organizers are hosting the event in order to generate popular opposition a potential vote in favor of impeachment by a Brazilian congressional committee, which is expected in late evening.