Brazil's President Calls Emergency Meeting Over Protests

The people are pissed


Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff has held an emergency cabinet meeting to discuss the country's most widespread unrest in two decades.

Protests began more than a week ago over transport fare rises, but they are now also directed at corruption and the cost of next year's football World Cup.

More than a million people are reported to have taken part in demonstrations on Thursday in about 100 cities.

One man died when a car drove through a barricade in Sao Paulo state.

A woman died of a heart attack after collapsing during demonstrations in the northern city of Belem.