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Relatives of Brazil nightclub fire victims protest

June 27, 2013

SAO PAULO (AP) — Relatives of victims of the nightclub fire that killed 242 people this year in southern Brazil have occupied the city council chambers of the city where the tragedy struck to demand a new investigation into the town’s alleged responsibilities for the fire.

Marcelo Dalla Corte is the secretary general of the city council of Santa Maria. He said Thursday that about 100 family members and friends of the victims peacefully occupied the building earlier in the week.

He said the occupation took place after two city council members were heard saying the investigation “would result in nothing.”

They protesters say they will not leave until a new investigation committee is named.

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