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Tens of Thousands March in Cities Across Brazil Demanding Impeachment of Jair Bolsonaro

HeadlineJun 01, 2021

In Brazil, tens of thousands of protesters marched in over 200 cities and towns Saturday demanding the impeachment of far-right President Jair Bolsonaro. Brazil continues to average more than 60,000 new coronavirus infections each day, with an official death toll of more than 460,000.

The protests came as Brazil’s Senate continued a high-profile inquiry into Bolsonaro’s catastrophic handling of the pandemic and his government’s slow rollout of vaccinations. Joining Rio de Janeiro’s protests was Mônica Benício, whose fiancé Marielle Franco was murdered in 2018 by hitmen with close ties to the Bolsonaro family.

Mônica Benício: “It’s a duty to fight for democracy. This government is of no use to us. It doesn’t serve the people, and its political project is to kill us. We have taken to the streets because we have no alternative.”

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