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Brazil shantytown dwellers join mass protests

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

Last Modified: 30 Jun 2013 09:57
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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.

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