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Antigovernment protesters hit streets

More than a million Brazilians, some of them calling for President Dilma Rousseff's impeachment, took to the nation's streets Sunday to protest a government beset by scandal and the rising cost of living.

The largest protest was in Sao Paulo, with one million people by afternoon, military police said. Protests occurred in cites of 16 states and the federal capital, according to O Globo. Its TV network reported 100,000 protesters in Porto Alegre and 45,000 in Brasilia, citing military police. While no violence or vandalism was reported, Sao Paulo police apprehended firework rockets from one group. Higher taxes and increased prices for government-regulated items such as gasoline are rankling Brazilians as the biggest corruption scandal in the nation's history ensnares elected and appointed officials. - Bloomberg