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Protests Erupt Across Brazil as Bolsonaro Threatens to Reject October Election

HeadlineAug 12, 2022

In Brazil, thousands of people took to the streets of cities across the country Thursday in defense of democracy, after far-right President Jair Bolsonaro threatened to reject the results of October’s first-round presidential election if he loses. Former leftist Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, who is running again, currently leads in the polls. Bolsonaro has been claiming — without evidence — Brazil’s electronic voting system is vulnerable to fraud. This is a protester in Rio de Janeiro.

Pedro Lucas: “We are here to ask for free elections, free education and improvements for our people, because our people cannot be dying of hunger.”

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