Brazil protesters pelt politician with eggs at her wedding

Dhaka,  Wed,  20 September 2017
Published : 16 Jul 2017, 18:15:03 | Updated : 16 Jul 2017, 18:20:43
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Brazil protesters pelt politician with eggs at her wedding

Brazil protesters pelt politician with eggs at her wedding
A Brazilian politician has accused left-wing protesters of physically and verbally abusing her wedding guests over her family's support for President Michel Temer, reports BBC.

Maria Victoria Barros, 25, is a member of the state assembly in Parana and daughter of Temer's health minister.

Hundreds of demonstrators gathered outside the church where the ceremony was taking place on Friday evening.

Pelted with eggs, she had to leave the church in an armoured vehicle. 

The lavish ceremony attracted the state's political elite, including her father, Ricardo Barros, and her mother, Cida Borghetti, Parana's deputy governor.

At least 30 member of the Brazilian Congress were invited to travel from the capital Brasilia for the wedding in the Parana state capital, Curitiba.

Demonstrators carried anti-government signs and shouted slogans at Ms Barros, accusing her of being a "coup plotter".

Footage posted on YouTube shows security guards opening umbrellas to try to protect the bride and groom as they left the Church of the Rosary.

A detachment of riot police was eventually called in to protect the newly-weds and their guests.

Barros said the protest was linked to her mother's recent decision to run for state governor and had been "financed by left-wing parties and unions".

She regretted the attacks against some of the guests but added: "This is the price of democracy".

The incident is another illustration of how split and bitter Brazilian politics has become since the impeachment last year of Temer's predecessor, Dilma Rousseff.

(compiled by Rafiqul Islam)

 
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