Brazilian President Michel Temer heckled during military parade

Brazilian President Michel Temer heckled during military parade

Wed Sep 7, 2016 10:52PM

Newly appointed Brazilian President Michel Temer has been booed during a military parade in what was his first public appearance since inauguration.

On Wednesday, protesters at Brazil’s annual military parade in the capital Brasilia chanted, “Out with Temer!” while his supporters applauded him.

Temer arrived at the heavily policed ceremony in a closed presidential vehicle instead of the traditional open top Rolls Royce normally used in such ceremonies.

Meanwhile, protests against the new president were held in various locations across the country, with the biggest in Sao Paulo, where tens of thousands of people marched through the city’s center.

Supporters of Brazil’s sacked ex-president, Dilma Rousseff, demonstrate after she was stripped of presidency by a Senate impeachment vote, along Paulista Avenue in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on September 4, 2016. (AFP)
Temer took office last week after former President Dilma Rousseff was stripped of presidency following a Senate impeachment vote.

He is scheduled to complete Rousseff’s presidential term until the next scheduled election in late 2018. Temer was sworn in as the country’s new president a few hours after Rousseff’s removal from office.

Rousseff has appealed to the Supreme Court to overturn the decision on her ouster. The court has, however, so far rejected several appeals during the months-long impeachment process.

Rousseff was accused of breaking fiscal rules in her management of the 2014 federal budget, allegations that she strongly rejected. She consistently called the impeachment a coup d’état and denounced Temer as a “usurper.”

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