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May 25, 10:13 AM EDT

The Latest: Brazil president withdraws troops after clashes

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BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) -- The Latest on Brazil's political crisis (all times local):

11:00 a.m.

President Michel Temer has revoked an order to deploy the military in Brazil's capital following clashes between police and protesters demanding his resignation.

Two ministries were set on fire and 49 people were injured during Wednesday's clashes.

Temer ordered 1,500 troops to restore order and soldiers took up positions guarding federal buildings.

But on Thursday he revoked the order with a decree published in the Official Diary. It says the violence has ceased and order has been restored.

Tens of thousands of demonstrators were in the streets of Brasilia on Wednesday to demand Temer resign amid allegations he approved of paying hush money to a jailed former lawmaker.

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