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Brazilians Rally to Support Embattled President

Brazilians protested in support of President Dilma Rousseff who is facing impeachment amid a failing economy and corruption scandals.

Protesters rally in support of Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff in Rio de Janeiro on March 31, 2016.

Thousands of Brazilians in 17 states and the nation's capital took to the streets in defense of beleaguered President Dilma Rousseff on Thursday. Rousseff is currently facing impeachment proceedings as her government faces a stalling national economy and multiple corruption scandals.

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A demonstrator wearing a presidential sash and a mask depicting Brazil's former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva attends a protest in support of Lula da Silva and Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff in Sao Paulo on March 31. The former president has been linked to a sprawling corruption scandal involving Brazilian oil giant Petrobras.

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A woman holds a doll in the air during a rally in Rio de Janeiro.

Rousseff could lose power as soon as May if the lower house of Congress approves her impeachment. She has pledged to fight the charges brought by the opposition of irregularities in the government budget designed to favor her reelection in 2014.

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Unionists and Worker's Party (PT) supporters demonstrate in Sao Paulo.

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People chant as they protest in Rio de Janeiro.

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A demonstrator holds a Brazilian flag with stickers in support of the president in Sao Paulo.

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Supporters of President Dilma Rousseff protest outside Lisbon University in Portugal where senators opposed to her were speaking.

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