No matter what the medal count or who takes the podium at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, many Brazilians feel they've already lost as thousands have taken to the streets to protest. Police broke up a demonstration Friday on the eve of the opening ceremonies as Brazil's activists continue their year-long fight against corruption and economic instability.
According to Forbes, it was Temer himself who asked for the change in ceremony protocol. Shouts of "Fora, Temer!" or "Out, Temer!" have been a regular feature on Rio's streets. Brazil is in the middle of an economic and political crisis. Former President Dilma Rousseff was ousted from office with a possible impeachment looming in the future amid charges of fiscal wrongdoing. Since becoming interim president, Temer has become the focal point of Brazilians' anger.