15,000 join anti-corruption march in Sao Paolo

An estimated 15,000 Brazilians flooded the streets of Sao Paulo on Sunday to support an ongoing crackdown on corruption and decry a congressional vote, which they see as an attempt to obstruct prosecution of graft. Demonstrators were mostly dressed in the yellow and green colors of the national flag and carried a huge banner reading “Corrupt Congress.” Many expressed support for Judge Sergio Moro, who had backed the anti-corruption bill at the center of the protest and led an investigation into alleged corruption in state-owned oil company Petrobras. Thousands-strong demonstrations were held in other Brazilian cities, including Rio de Janeiro. On Tuesday last week, the lower house of Congress voted on the amendment to the anti-corruption bill, which potentially exposes prosecutors and judges to pressure.