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Protests against new Brazilian president in dozens of cities

  • Demonstrators hold up posters that read in Portuguese "Direct elections now," left, "Coup", center, and "Get out Temer," right, during a protest against Brazil's President Michel Temer after a military Independence Day parade in Brasilia, Brazil, Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016. Brazil's former President Dilma Rousseff was removed from office for breaking fiscal responsibility laws in her management of the federal budget. Temer, once her vice president, will serve out her term which runs through 2018. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

    Demonstrators hold up posters that read in Portuguese "Direct elections now," left, "Coup", center, and "Get out Temer," right, during a protest against Brazil's President Michel Temer after a military Independence Day parade in Brasilia, Brazil, Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016. Brazil's former President Dilma Rousseff was removed from office for breaking fiscal responsibility laws in her management of the federal budget. Temer, once her vice president, will serve out her term which runs through 2018. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)  (The Associated Press)

  • A demonstrator holds up a sign against Brazil's President Michel Temer after an Independence Day military parade in Brasilia, Brazil, Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016. Brazil’s former President Dilma Rousseff was removed for breaking fiscal responsibility laws in her management of the federal budget. Temer, once her vice president, will serve out her term which runs through 2018. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

    A demonstrator holds up a sign against Brazil's President Michel Temer after an Independence Day military parade in Brasilia, Brazil, Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016. Brazil’s former President Dilma Rousseff was removed for breaking fiscal responsibility laws in her management of the federal budget. Temer, once her vice president, will serve out her term which runs through 2018. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)  (The Associated Press)

  • Demonstrators protest Brazil's President Michel Temer after an Independence Day military parade in Brasilia, Brazil, Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016. Brazils' former President Dilma Rousseff was removed from office for breaking fiscal responsibility laws in her management of the federal budget. Temer, once her vice president, will serve out her term which runs through 2018. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

    Demonstrators protest Brazil's President Michel Temer after an Independence Day military parade in Brasilia, Brazil, Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016. Brazils' former President Dilma Rousseff was removed from office for breaking fiscal responsibility laws in her management of the federal budget. Temer, once her vice president, will serve out her term which runs through 2018. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)  (The Associated Press)

Protests against new Brazilian President Michel Temer are taking place in several dozen cities across the country.

The news portal G1 has reported demonstrations in 40 cities Wednesday, which is Brazil's Independence Day. It is also the opening of the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

The biggest protest is in Sao Paulo, the country's financial capital. Organizers claim tens of thousands are walking down Paulista Avenue in the heart of the city. Police haven't provided estimates.

Most of the other demonstrations have been much smaller.

Temer took power last week after President Dilma Rousseff was removed from office by the Senate for breaking fiscal responsibility laws in her management of the budget. Rousseff denied the accusations.