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Brazilians of African descent demand equality

Eighty percent of Brazilians are originally from Africa and they say they suffer discrimination.

Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 10:27
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Tens of thousands of Brazilians are renewing the decades-old struggle for racial equality, and are staging protests to draw attention to their grievances.

Eighty percent of Brazilians are of African descent and they say they suffer discrimination.

Al Jazeera's Rachel Levin has this report from Salvador.

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