Rousseff calls emergency cabinet meeting after 1 million Brazilians take to the streetsSubmitted by Bob-45 on Fri, 06/21/2013 - 09:46
The protests continue to grow larger and angrier
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Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff has called 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.
President Rousseff called off a trip to Japan to deal with the crisis.
Correspondents say there is speculation she will make a national radio address after Friday's meeting in the capital, Brasilia.