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Violent Protests Outside Brazil Congress Over Austerity Measures

Police used tear gas and pepper spray to disperse thousands of demonstrators protesting against cutbacks to social programs outside Brazil's Congress on Tuesday as Senators prepared to vote for a 20-year cap on federal spending. Protestors burned three cars, smashed windows on government buildings and threw rocks at police on the ministry-lined central esplanade of Brasilia, according to a Reuters photographer at the scene. Around 10,000 protesters — ranging from students and...

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