Demonstrators clash with police during a protest in Brasilia on May 24, 2017.Brazilian President Michel Temer is struggling to retain power after the release of a recording that appears to capture him approving hush money for a convicted former lawmaker. Brazil's top court is investigating him for alleged obstruction of justice and involvement in passive corruption. The president has denied wrongdoing and insists he will not resign.The government revoked on Thursday a presidential decree that deployed army soldiers in the Brazilian capital to contain protests against Temer and his austerity measures.
The government said it deployed troops on Wednesday to quell the demonstration because police forces were overwhelmed by tens of thousands of protesters seeking Temer's resignation and early elections. Calling out the army was sharply criticized by the president's opposition and some allies alike.