Yesterday, thousands of people took to the streets of Brazil to support the far-right President Jair Bolsonar, ignoring the actual distance during the pandemic. The opposition went online on May 1. celebrate.
In Brazil, rallies were held in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. Most of the participants wore yellow and green, which is the color of the Brazilian flag, where 400,000 people died of COVID-19.
In Rio de Janeiro, hundreds of protesters gathered on the famous Copacabani Beach, holding up signs calling for “military intervention” to give President Bolsonaro more power.
The president said two weeks ago that he is waiting for “the people’s signal” to “take action” and lift local restrictions imposed by the mayor and governor to stop the spread of the coronavirus.
He said in a recent television interview that the military “can take to the streets one day to ensure respect for the Constitution and freedom of movement.”
One of the slogans of the Saturday rally was “Autoriso Bolsonaro” (“I authorize Bolsonaro”) to send troops.
In Brazil, thousands of people gathered in the squares of various ministries. During the rally, President Bolsonaro flew over the ministry by helicopter.
“This is a critical moment, Bolsonar needs the support of the people,” Edvaldo de Paulo, a 60-year-old Brazilian rally participant, told AFP.
There were few rallies against Bolsonar originally planned to be held on May 1, but famous opposition representatives from the left and right participated in the rally organized by the main trade unions, and they were broadcast live on social media.
These include former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva (2003-2010), who may be re-elected as the third president in 2022; his center-right predecessor Fernando Enrique Cardoso (Fernando Henrique Cardoso, 1995-2002).
Lula said: “For the workers in our country, this is a sad May 1st. On this day of mourning, 400,000 spawners were lost. Many people died because of this because Bolsonaro did not want to Buy the vaccine provided to him.”
On Tuesday, the Senate established an investigative committee to investigate how the government responded to the health crisis. Many experts have assessed that the government has proved to be incompetent and irresponsible, especially in terms of vaccination, which has been slow due to lack of vaccines.