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Mass anti-government protests in Brazil

Updated 4:31 PM ET, Fri March 18, 2016
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Police use water cannons Friday, March 18, to clear the main avenue of Sao Paulo, Brazil, where people were protesting Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and her ministerial appointment of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. Rousseff named Lula da Silva as her chief of staff, and her critics say it is an attempt to shield him from a corruption investigation. Victor Moriyama/Getty Images
Police use water cannons on Sao Paulo protesters on March 18. Many Brazilians are also frustrated with a spiraling economy. Victor Moriyama/Getty Images
Demonstrators gather next to the presidential palace in Brasilia on Thursday, March 17. ANDRESSA ANHOLETE/AFP/Getty Images
Protesters face off with police in Brasilia on March 17. ANDRESSA ANHOLETE/AFP/Getty Images
A demonstrator clasps his hands during protests in Sao Paulo on March 17. Victor Moriyama/Getty Images
Demonstrators call for Rousseff's resignation outside the presidential palace in Brasilia on Wednesday, March 16. Eraldo Peres/AP
A woman waves a Brazilian national flag in front of a line of riot policemen in Brasilia on March 16. EVARISTO SA/AFP/Getty Images
Demonstrators protest in Sao Paulo on March 16. Victor Moriyama/Getty Images
An impeachment sign is carried in Sao Paulo on March 16. Victor Moriyama/Getty Images
Riot police stand guard outside the presidential palace in Brasilia on March 16. EVARISTO SA/AFP/Getty Images
Demonstrators in Sao Paul carry a balloon depicting Lula da Silva as a convict on March 16. MIGUEL SCHINCARIOL/AFP/Getty Images
Demonstrators throw tear gas back at riot police during a protest in Brasilia on March 16. EVARISTO SA/AFP/Getty Images
Demonstrators protest in Brasilia on March 16. ANDRESSA ANHOLETE/AFP/Getty Images
Demonstrators protest in front of the presidential palace on March 16. ANDRESSA ANHOLETE/AFP/Getty Images
A police officer uses pepper spray on protesters to keep them from getting closer to the Congress building in Brasilia on March 16. Eraldo Peres/AP
Soldiers in riot gear block the presidential palace on March 16. EVARISTO SA/AFP/Getty Images
A demonstrator is dressed as Lula Da Silva during a protest in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday, March 13. CHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images
A painted man in Manaus, Brazil, holds a placard supporting Congressman Jair Bolsonaro for President on March 13. RAPHAEL ALVES/AFP/Getty Images
Thousands of demonstrators protest in Manaus on March 13. RAPHAEL ALVES/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
A demonstrator protests in Manaus on March 13. RAPHAEL ALVES/AFP/Getty Images