Members of a Brazilian NGO called Rio de Paz (Peace Rio) brought hundreds of brooms to Rio's Copacabana beach Monday to protest corruption.

A total of 594 brooms, representing the membership of Congress, were erected at the beach to symbolize the need to sweep out corruption, Reuters reported.

This was not the first time brooms were used as a form of protest in Brazil.

On Sept. 7, demonstrators held up brooms during the March Against Corruption in Brasilia. Civil society groups reportedly organized the march through social networking sites to protest against corruption and the misuse of public money by government ministries.

Check out the pictures of the latest “brooms” protest in Brazil: