The first mass demonstration against the country’s president, Jair Bolsonaru, took place in Brazil for the first time since the pandemic.
In Brazil, on Sunday, June 7, mass protests against President Jair Bolsonaru and rallies in his support took place. In the capital, Brasilia, hundreds of people took to the streets with posters that read “Against Racism and Fascism” and ” Terrorism is the government’s policy of extermination, “AFP reports.
This action was the first Brazilian demonstration against Jair Bolsonaru for the entire coronavirus pandemic. At the same time, a smaller group of activists from among the president’s supporters gathered in Brasilia to demand the lifting of restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Bolsonaru himself has repeatedly taken part in the actions of his supporters, which regularly take place on weekends in the government quarter of the capital.
In Sao Paulo, about 50 people came to a demonstration in support of Bolsonar, writes AFP. At the same time, at a distance of about ten kilometers from the venue, thousands of Brazilians protested against the head of state. “Bolsonar is against everything: he does not need blacks, homosexuals, women. He thinks only of the rich,” the agency quotes the words of one of the protesters.
Jair Bolsonaru has long refused to recognize the reality of the threat posed by the coronavirus. He called the pulmonary disease COVID-19 once called “mild flu.” In addition, he repeatedly criticized the restrictions imposed against the backdrop of a pandemic in various states of Brazil, since the country’s economy is suffering from them.
According to Johns Hopkins University in the early hours of June 8, the number of coronavirus infections in Brazil since the start of the pandemic has reached 685,427. The country ranks second in the world in terms of the number of infected people, and third in the number of victims of COVID-19 after the United States and Great Britain: 37,312 patients have already died from the effects of this disease in Brazil.