Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff didn't mince words when began the struggle for political career on Thursday.
"This is a coup," she told journalists, speaking in public, as senators voted to begin judicial impeachment proceedings against her. The Senate of Brazil took about 20 hours of discussion to reach a decisive result: the first woman President should step aside, while the start of the trial.
In less than an hour Rousseff gave two interviews: one reporter inside the presidential Palace and another interview to the crowd of reporters outside, after she was kicked out.
"I was the victim of a great injustice," said Rousseff supporters applause.
She delivered a fiery speech from the podium installed on the street, stopping several times to ask people around her to move so she could see the crowd.
She shook hands with onlookers, kissed the baby and hugged people later. All this time, she decried the impeachment as a betrayal and injustice. "My government became the object of unceasing sabotage," said Rousseff. "The goal was to remove me from power and, therefore, to make a revolution."
Rousseff is accused of violating the budget legislation, but she claims that she did the same as did other Brazilian leaders.
Later, several dozen supporters of Rousseff tried to get into the presidential Palace in Brazil. The protesters were repulsed by police, who used pepper spray to disperse the crowd.
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