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Here's What Brazilian Protesters Said When Asked About The President's Impeachment

BuzzFeed Brazil went to Brasilia to find out what people think about the impeachment of their president, the 2018 elections, and public participation.

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BuzzFeed Brazil spoke to people gathered at the demonstrations in front of the National Congress in Brasilia on Sunday, where the lower house voted to impeach President Dilma Rousseff. Writers Iran Giuste and Gaspar José asked each demonstrator three questions: "Are you in favor of the impeachment?", "Who would you vote for in 2018?" and "Why are you out here on the street today?" Here are some of their responses.

"Lula 2018"

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— Sandra Regina Flavia, real estate agent, 60, from Brasília.

Lula da Silva is the former president of Brazil, who held office from 2002 to 2010, and although he is well-liked, recent corruption allegations have hurt his popularity.

"Joaquim Barbosa"

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— Adilson Marcio, 26, student, Brasilia.

Joaquim Barbosa served as a Supreme Court judge for 11 years, during which he oversaw one of the biggest corruption trials in the country.

"Bolsonaro is a #myth"

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— Tiago Birnfela, 27, salesman, from Mato Grosso.

Jair Bolsanaro is a right-wing politician who served in the Brazilian military during the dictatorship.

"Victory comes from the ballot box and the voice of the people should be respected!! #opovoésoberano"

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- David Ribeiro da Silveira, 19, university student, from Rio de Janeiro.

"Today I'm in the street because between the right and the left I'm black and a macumba player. I know what social invisibility and racism means... So the next generations should be about respect, PPP, and humanization."

Iran Giusti é redator do BuzzFeed, em São Paulo.

Contact Iran Giusti at iran.giusti@buzzfeed.com.

Manuela Barem é editora-chefe do BuzzFeed Brasil, em São Paulo.

Contact Manuela Barem at manuela.barem@buzzfeed.com.

Gaspar Jose é redator do BuzzFeed, em São Paulo.

Contact Gaspar José at gaspar.jose@buzzfeed.com.

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