Brazil: Troops deployed in capital as tens of thousands protest

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Brazil: Troops deployed in capital as tens of thousands protest

Brazil's president Michel Temer has deployed federal troops to restore order in the country's capital, Brasilia, after some ministries were evacuated during clashes between police and protesters seeking his ouster.

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.

Tens of thousands of demonstrators marched to Congress on Wednesday to demand Temer step down and protest against economic reforms that he is pushing through.

Al Jazeera's Lucia Newman reports from Brasilia.

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