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Pictures Show Defiant Protests After Gang Rape Leaves Brazil In Shock

The case has shocked Brazil.

29/05/2016 1:06 AM AEST | Updated 29/05/2016 1:06 AM AEST
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Brazilians protest in front of the Legislative Assembly of Rio de Janeiro (ALERJ) on May 27, 2016, against a gang-rape of a 16-year-old girl. Brazilian police on Friday were investigating the gang-rape of a 16-year-old girl whose attackers boasted about it by posting an online video of her that has horrified the country. Online social networks erupted with outrage over the video posted on Wednesday featuring the girl naked on a bed and the apparent rapists bragging that she had been raped by more than 30 men. / AFP / VANDERLEI ALMEIDA (Photo credit should read VANDERLEI ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Hundreds of Brazilians have taken to the streets to protest after a teen's brutal gang rape shocked the country.

Police in Rio De Janeiro are hunting a gang of more than 30 who are believed to have assaulted the 16-year-old last weekend. Images and even a video of their nude, semi-conscious victim during the rape were posted to Twitter, where they received likes and responses mocking the girl until they were removed.

She went to visit her boyfriend in a favela in the city. After arriving to see him, her next memory is waking up in a different house, surrounded by the man.

With less than three months until the city hosts the Olympics, the case has focussed attention on what some see as the country's bad attitude to rape.

On Friday night, protesters marched, carrying signs splattered with red and the phrase 'We are all bleeding' in Portuguese.

"I am completely outraged, especially because there is a narrative of trying to justify what happened," one marcher told France24.

Brazil's interim president Michel Temer said: "It’s absurd that in the 21st century we have to live with barbarous crimes like this."

The country's suspended president Dilma Rousseff added a Venus female gender symbol to her Facebook page, an image that was painted on the faces of many of those protesting.

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