Brazil: Sao Paulo a ‘War Zone’ as Leftists Protest Impeachment with Homemade Bombs

Supporters of Dilma Rousseff clash with riot police as they protest against new Brazilian President Michel Temer at the  Paulista Avenue, in Sao Paulo, Brazil on August 31, 2016.
Brazil's Dilma Rousseff was stripped of the country's presidency in an emotional impeachment vote Wednesday and replaced by conservative rival Michel Temer, who promised to heal Latin America's biggest economy. / AFP / Miguel SCHINCARIOL        (Photo credit should read MIGUEL SCHINCARIOL/AFP/Getty Images)
For the third day in a row, leftist agitators stormed Brazil’s largest city, Sao Paulo, hurling rocks at police, detonating “homemade bombs” and turning the city’s most trafficked streets into a “war zone” to protest the impeachment of leftist former president Dilma Rousseff. Portugal’s Diario de Noticias described Sao Paulo as a “war zone” Wednesday night, highlighting individual instances of violence that exemplified the chaos in the city. Protesters blockaded roads with garbage fires, hurling rocks at police, and detonating homemade bombs near police to prevent them from curbing the mass of protesters. Folha de Sao Paulo, the city’s biggest newspaper, reports seven injuries, four photographers and a policeman among them. At least two of the photographers were hit with shrapnel from the homemade bombs. Two others, lost in the crowd, “were beaten by military police.” The protesters also appeared to take their wrath out on the media, as some stormed the headquarters of Folha, one caught by a photographer throwing a chair into its entrance. O Globo, another Brazilian outlet, reports that the protests were not limited to blocking streets and vandalizing media locations. “Bus stops were destroyed, shops attacked and bank branches vandalized,” the newspaper notes. Another injury occurred when a