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Top Brazilian musicians join call for a new president

Associated Press logo Associated Press 5/28/2017
Brazilian actor Wagner Moura, wearing a T-shirt that reads in Portuguese "Elections now" speaks during a protest against Brazil's president Michel Temer at Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, May 28, 2017. People gathered on Copacabana beach ahead of a concert by Brazilian musical performers calling for new presidential elections while pressure mounts on the country's leader to resign amid corruption allegations. (AP Photo/Leo Correa) © The Associated Press Brazilian actor Wagner Moura, wearing a T-shirt that reads in Portuguese "Elections now" speaks during a protest against Brazil's president Michel Temer at Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, May 28, 2017. People gathered on Copacabana beach ahead of a concert by Brazilian musical performers calling for new presidential elections while pressure mounts on the country's leader to resign amid corruption allegations. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Top Brazilian musical performers lent their talents Sunday to the latest protest calling for a new presidential election while pressure mounts on the country's leader to resign amid corruption allegations.

The Brazilian singer Caetano Veloso performs during a protest against Brazil's president Michel Temer at the Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, May 28, 2017. People gathered on Copacabana beach ahead of a concert by Brazilian musical performers calling for new presidential elections while pressure mounts on the country's leader to resign amid corruption allegations. (AP Photo/Leo Correa) © The Associated Press The Brazilian singer Caetano Veloso performs during a protest against Brazil's president Michel Temer at the Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, May 28, 2017. People gathered on Copacabana beach ahead of a concert by Brazilian musical performers calling for new presidential elections while pressure mounts on the country's leader to resign amid corruption allegations. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)

The afternoon concert on Copacabana Beach featured Grammy award-winner Caetano Veloso and other musicians. Thousands of people attended.

Demonstrators gather for a protest asking for direct elections and against Brazil's president Michel Temer at Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, May 28, 2017. People gathered on Copacabana beach ahead of a concert by Brazilian musical performers calling for new presidential elections while pressure mounts on the country's leader to resign amid corruption allegations. (AP Photo/Leo Correa) © The Associated Press Demonstrators gather for a protest asking for direct elections and against Brazil's president Michel Temer at Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, May 28, 2017. People gathered on Copacabana beach ahead of a concert by Brazilian musical performers calling for new presidential elections while pressure mounts on the country's leader to resign amid corruption allegations. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)

Concert organizers called for the resignation of President Michel Temer, who is being investigated by Brazil's high court for alleged obstruction of justice and involvement in corruption.

A woman, wearing a t-shirt that reads in Portuguese "Rebel against racism" dances during a protest against Brazil's president Michel Temer at Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, May 28, 2017. People gathered on Copacabana beach ahead of a concert by Brazilian musical performers calling for new presidential elections while pressure mounts on the country's leader to resign amid corruption allegations. (AP Photo/Leo Correa) © The Associated Press A woman, wearing a t-shirt that reads in Portuguese "Rebel against racism" dances during a protest against Brazil's president Michel Temer at Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, May 28, 2017. People gathered on Copacabana beach ahead of a concert by Brazilian musical performers calling for new presidential elections while pressure mounts on the country's leader to resign amid corruption allegations. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)

Protesters also want a new direct presidential election if Temer resigns or is forced out, rather than have his replacement picked by Congress.

A demonstrator shouts slogans as she holds up a sign that reads in Portuguese "Temerut" during a protest against Brazil's president Michel Temer at Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, May 28, 2017. People gathered on Copacabana beach ahead of a concert by Brazilian musical performers calling for new presidential elections while pressure mounts on the country's leader to resign amid corruption allegations. (AP Photo/Leo Correa) © The Associated Press A demonstrator shouts slogans as she holds up a sign that reads in Portuguese "Temerut" during a protest against Brazil's president Michel Temer at Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, May 28, 2017. People gathered on Copacabana beach ahead of a concert by Brazilian musical performers calling for new presidential elections while pressure mounts on the country's leader to resign amid corruption allegations. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)

Brazilian law calls for the lower house speaker to serve as interim president for up to 30 days until Congress picks someone to finish the presidential term, which runs through 2018.

A woman wearing a costume that reads in Portuguese "Temer out" dances during a protest against Brazil's president Michel Temer at Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, May 28, 2017. People gathered on Copacabana beach ahead of a concert by Brazilian musical performers calling for new presidential elections while pressure mounts on the country's leader to resign amid corruption allegations. (AP Photo/Leo Correa) © The Associated Press A woman wearing a costume that reads in Portuguese "Temer out" dances during a protest against Brazil's president Michel Temer at Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, May 28, 2017. People gathered on Copacabana beach ahead of a concert by Brazilian musical performers calling for new presidential elections while pressure mounts on the country's leader to resign amid corruption allegations. (AP Photo/Leo Correa) A demonstrator, wearing a sign that reads in Portuguese "Temer out" shouts slogans during a protest against Brazil's president Michel Temer at Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, May 28, 2017. People gathered on Copacabana beach ahead of a concert by Brazilian musical performers calling for new presidential elections while pressure mounts on the country's leader to resign amid corruption allegations. (AP Photo/Leo Correa) © The Associated Press A demonstrator, wearing a sign that reads in Portuguese "Temer out" shouts slogans during a protest against Brazil's president Michel Temer at Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, May 28, 2017. People gathered on Copacabana beach ahead of a concert by Brazilian musical performers calling for new presidential elections while pressure mounts on the country's leader to resign amid corruption allegations. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
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