Anti-austerity protest sparks violence in Brazil

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Riot police clashed with anti-government protesters, who took to the streets of Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday to denounce the social welfare reforms of President Michel Temer's government. Rioters were seen throwing flares and setting dumpsters on fire, police responded with tear gas in an attempt to disperse the crowd.

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