[uam_ad id="317182"]

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Widespread protests marked Brazil's Independence Day celebrations yesterday. The national holiday, typically celebrated with military parades in the streets of state capitals and numerous cities throughout the country, instead saw a wave of demonstrations, some of which turned violent.

Protests against various issues, including corruption and poor quality of public services, sprung up in 150 cities but the turnout was significantly smaller than the numbers seen during theSubscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?