Brazil shantytown dwellers join mass protests

Demonstrators hope the government will be galvanised into tackling serious problems like poverty and housing.

Thousands of Brazilians who live in shanty towns, or favelas, have joined massive street protests, so far made up mostly of middle and upper classes.

The favela dwellers hope to get some of the problems afflicting them, such as extreme poverty, addressed. 

Al Jazeera’s Adam Raney reports from Rio de Janeiro.

Source : Al Jazeera

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