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Military police officers stood in front of a bank during a demonstration in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
People held a banner that said "He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it," a quote from Martin Luther King Jr.
A protester who refused to remove himself from the middle of the street was detained, minutes before a message from Brazil's president was broadcast live.
President Dilma Rousseff ended her near-silence, saying peaceful demonstrations were part of a strong democracy but violence could not be tolerated.
Victor R. Caivano/AP
The demonstrations had begun as an outcry against a hike in bus and subway fares, but protesters have also expressed frustration with government corruption and poor public services.
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