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Mon Apr 20, 2020, 06:03 PM

Bolsonaro Participates in A Pro-Military Protest

President spoke to crowded and flagged supporters against Congress and calls for attacks on the Supreme Court

Apr.20.2020 2:26PM

Ricardo Della Coletta
Renato Onofre

For the second day in a row, President Jair Bolsonaro participated in a far-right protest on Sunday (19) calling for military intervention in Brazil.

President Jair Bolsonaro addressed his supporters and said, "the era of criminality has ended" and shouted slogans like "now it's the people in power" and "we don't want to negotiate anything."

"We don't want to negotiate anything. We want action for Brazil," the president said. "Enough with the old politics. Now it is Brazil above all and God above all."

"Everyone has to be patriotic, believe, and do their part to put Brazil in the place of prominence it deserves. The time of the rascal is over. It is now the people in power. More than right, you must fight for the country of you," said Bolsonaro, who coughed and put his hand to his mouth at the end of the speech.


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Mon Apr 20, 2020, 06:45 PM

1. Guardian: Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro denounced for joining pro-dictatorship rally

Far-right president deemed ‘deplorable’ for flouting social distancing rules again – while coughing repeatedly – to bolster protests amid coronavirus

Tom Phillips in Rio de Janeiro

Mon 20 Apr 2020 10.05 EDT

Former presidents, politicians and newspaper editorial boards have lined up to denounce the “moronic” and “anti-democratic” behaviour of Brazil’s far-right leader after he hit the streets to egg on protesters demanding a return to military dictatorship.

As the number of deaths caused by Covid-19 rose to nearly 2,500 on Sunday, Jair Bolsonaro left his presidential palace in Brazil’s capital, Brasília, to fraternize with flag-waving radicals.

Among the demands their banners listed were an end to the social distancing measures opposed by Bolsonaro, the closure of Brazil’s congress and supreme court, and a re-run of a dictatorship-era decree used by military rulers in the late 1960s to suffocate their political opponents.

At one point – snubbing social distancing rules for the umpteenth time since the coronavirus crisis began – Brazil’s paratrooper-turned-president clambered onto a truck to address the hundreds-strong assembly.


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