Brazilian authorities evacuated the Ministerial quarter due to unrest

Brazilian authorities evacuated all officials of the buildings on the Esplanade of the ministries in the capital, a passing anti-government protests that escalated into riots. On Wednesday, may 24, according to local portal Veja.

Earlier, the protesters, who demanded the resignation of the President of Brazil Michel Temer, set fire to the building of the Ministry of agriculture. Protesters also tried to storm the Ministry of science and technology. A number of other departments have been subjected to vandalism.

Gabriel Elizondo (@elizondogabriel)
24 may 2017, 18:43

The protest was attended by tens of thousands of demonstrators. The rally turned into riots, the police used to disperse the crowd with tear gas. In response, protesters overturned portable toilets and set them on fire, staging an impromptu barricade, the Associated Press reports.

The scandal erupted after the recording appeared where Michel Temer supposedly discusses “buying the silence” of former speaker of the house, Eduardo Cunha. Later a judge of the Federal Supreme court of Brazil gave permission for the opening of a criminal case. Thus, Temer officially became a suspect in corruption. The President denies the accusations.

Michel Temer, who had been Vice President, became head of state after the issuance of the impeachment of Dilma Rousseff. On August 31, the Brazilian Senate authorized her removal from office for committing financial irregularities. It is assumed that Temer will govern the country until January 1, 2019, when the was supposed to expire presidential term, Rousseff.