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Brazil protesters, police clash outside presidency office

  • A demonstrator belonging to the Homeless Workers Movement is detained by the police during a protest in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Wednesday, June 1, 2016. The movement organized the protest against acting President Michel Temer and in support of suspended President Dilma Rousseff.  (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

    A demonstrator belonging to the Homeless Workers Movement is detained by the police during a protest in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Wednesday, June 1, 2016. The movement organized the protest against acting President Michel Temer and in support of suspended President Dilma Rousseff. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)  (The Associated Press)

  • Demonstrators belonging to the Homeless Workers Movement throw debris over the side of a building they occupy, towards the police below, in Brasilia, Brazil, Wednesday, June 1, 2016. The Military Police has been negotiating since the early hours for the withdrawal of about 200 families occupying the abandoned building of the former Tower Palace Hotel. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

    Demonstrators belonging to the Homeless Workers Movement throw debris over the side of a building they occupy, towards the police below, in Brasilia, Brazil, Wednesday, June 1, 2016. The Military Police has been negotiating since the early hours for the withdrawal of about 200 families occupying the abandoned building of the former Tower Palace Hotel. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)  (The Associated Press)

  • The former Tower Palace Hotel currently occupied by squatters belonging to the Homeless Workers Movement stands in Brasilia, Brazil, Wednesday, June 1, 2016. The Military Police has been negotiating since the early hours for the withdrawal of about 200 families occupying the abandoned building. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

    The former Tower Palace Hotel currently occupied by squatters belonging to the Homeless Workers Movement stands in Brasilia, Brazil, Wednesday, June 1, 2016. The Military Police has been negotiating since the early hours for the withdrawal of about 200 families occupying the abandoned building. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)  (The Associated Press)

Militants of Brazil's Homeless Workers Movement protesting cuts in low-income housing projects have clashed with police in front of the presidency's regional office in Sao Paulo.

Movement leader Guilherme Boulos said Wednesday that the protesters will camp out in front of the building until the cuts are rescinded.

Movement members said about 1,000 protesters occupied the entrance hall of the building that houses the president's office in Brazil's largest city. Police said protesters were kept out of the building.

Authorities said demonstrators spray painted part of the building's facade and a nearby subway station. Police said at least six people were taken into custody and no one was hurt.