Brazil: Car rams gate of Temer’s presidential palace — Guards fired at car

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President Michel Temer was not inside the building when a minor rammed his vehicle into the presidential palace gate.

Policemen and armed forces reinforced security in front of the Alvorada Palace [Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters]

A car has rammed the gate of the Brazilian president’s palace as calls grow on Michel Temer to resign amid a corruption scandal and single-digit popularity.

A statement from Temer’s office said that a vehicle drove at high speed towards the Alvorada Palace in the capital Brasilia late on Wednesday, forcing guards to fire at the car.

It said security forces first fired warning shots, but when the vehicle failed to slow, they fired at the car and it stopped.

It added that the driver, a minor, was taken into custody and was not injured.

Temer was not inside the building and lives in another official residence.

Brazilian media shared footage of a gate lying on the…

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