Landless Peasants Protest in Brazil’s Capital
About 15,000 landless peasants protested Wednesday in Brazil’s capital to demand land reform, swamping the government esplanade and engaging police in sharp clashes that injured at least 32 people, most of them police officers.
Police used tear gas, rubber bullets and stun guns in an effort to disperse crowds blocking main roads and trying to invade government building.
Protesters responded by hurling rocks and chunks of wood at officers. Authorities said 30 police were injured while at least two demonstrators were reported hurt.