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Pro- and Anti-Bolsonaro Protesters Rally on Brazil’s Independence Day

HeadlineSep 08, 2021

In Brazil, massive crowds rallied in support of far-right President Jair Bolsonaro Tuesday, Brazil’s Independence Day. “Only God will take me out of Brasília,” Bolsonaro told his supporters. The right-wing populist has been sowing doubt about the country’s voting system ahead of next year’s election. Counterprotesters also took to the streets to condemn Bolsonaro’s attacks on the environment, education and his mishandling of the pandemic.

Isabella Lesa: “We cannot wait for this genocidal government to keep on killing people. Everywhere in the world there are vaccines, and here we’ve got over 500,000 deaths, almost 600,000. We don’t have to wait until 2022 for the elections. We need to kick Bolsonaro out now.”

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