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Brazil: Fight breaks out during Congress session
Brazilian Congress suspends session marking 50th anniversary of dictatorship after fight
Associated Press
2014-04-02 03:01 AM

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- A fight in Brazil's Congress has forced suspension of a session marking the 50th anniversary of the military coup that ushered in a dictatorship that lasted more than two decades.

Television channels broadcast images of pandemonium in the House of Representatives as supporters and opponents of the 1964 coup faced off. The fight broke out among members of the public attending the session.

The G1 internet portal of the Globo television network ran images of two women attacking one another as security personnel attempted to separate them.

G1 said the lawmaker presiding over the session suspended the proceedings several times in a bid to restore order before definitively suspending Tuesday's session.

The report said families of victims of torture under the 1964-81 dictatorship were among attendees.

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