Brazil's president breaks silence, supports peaceful protest, condemns violence

  • Article by: BRADLEY BROOKS , Associated Press
  • Updated: June 21, 2013 - 9:45 PM

BRASILIA, Brazil — Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff ended her near-silence about days of massive, violent protests, saying in a prime-time TV broadcast Friday that peaceful demonstrations were part of a strong democracy but that violence could not be tolerated. She promised to improve public services and hold a dialogue with protest leaders.

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