RIO DE JANEIRO — More than 100,000 people participated in an anti-government march in Rio de Janeiro, taking the number of people participating in a march since the beginning of the year to nearly one million.
The march was organized by the United Left Alliance (ULA) which has called for the ouster of President Michel Temer.
Temer’s government has been in power since May 2018.
The ULA is part of the leftist Workers Party.
The government said in a statement that around 10,000 police were deployed at the march.
The government said it would hold more protests if temer’s supporters continued to march.
Demonstrators in the capital Rio de Janiero were also protesting Temer and the ruling Workers Party’s decision to close the public sector in the northeast state of Goias, which has been devastated by a series of earthquakes and floods.
Temer has promised to appoint an independent prosecutor to investigate the recent earthquakes.