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Friday, June 21, 2013

Brazil And Turkey Rocked By Protests

Two photos from Thursday, June 20, 2013: At left, demonstrators in Sao Paulo, Brazil, wave their country's flag while celebrating the reversal of a fare hike on public transportation. At right, young Turks stand in silent protest in Ankara, Turkey. (AP)

Two photos from Thursday, June 20, 2013: At left, demonstrators in Sao Paulo, Brazil, wave their country’s flag while celebrating the reversal of a fare hike on public transportation. At right, young Turks stand in silent protest in Ankara, Turkey. (AP)

The president of Brazil held an emergency cabinet meeting today to deal with a wave of protests across the country in the last week.

Yesterday more than a million people took part in demonstrations in nearly 100 cities.

The protests started over an increase in transit fares but are now aimed at corruption.

Meanwhile, protests also continue in Turkey.

The BBC’s Katya Adler reports from Istanbul.


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