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Woman stopped from forcing her way into Brazil presidency

Published on Sep 13, 2012 6:09 AM
 

RIO DE JANEIRO (AFP) - A woman claiming to be "the husband" of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff was overpowered as she tried to force her way into the presidential palace, officials said on Wednesday.

The 29-year-old woman, identified as Edileine Celestino da Silva and sporting men's clothes and haircut, showed at the palace late on Tuesday and tried to enter through a restricted entrance, the Correio Braziliense daily reported.

A presidential guard warned her to stay away and fired his weapon into the ground to frighten her.

But the two "traded blows and rolled down the ramp" until security agents intervened, the paper said.

 
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