Thousands Criticize Anti-Corruption Bill in Brazil

Protest organizers say that close to 500 thousand in at least 82 cities in Brazil criticized the changes made in the original anti-corruption proposal, signed by over two million Brazilians.

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets in Brazil on Sunday, December 5th, to protest the anti-corruption bill approved by the Chamber of Deputies last week. According to protesters, the bill was changed by Congressional representatives to weaken the Lava Jato (Carwash) investigations.

“Those representatives in Brasilia are supposed to be working in our favor, for us, not benefiting themselves,” said Gerson Silva taking part in the protest in São Paulo’s Avenida Paulista.

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