Many Brazilians suffer from their right-wing extremist president, but so far all attempts to remove Jair Bolsonaro have failed. Now hundreds of thousands have taken to the streets across the country for it.
In Brazil, tens of thousands of demonstrators took to the streets on Saturday (local time) for the impeachment of President Jair Bolsonaro. There were large protests in Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and the capital Brasília. Brazilian media reported protests in 20 of the 27 Brazilian states and in 60 cities.
In São Paulo tens of thousands of people gathered on the central Avenida Paulista, in Brasília hundreds of demonstrators gathered on the esplanade of the ministries in the government district. In Rio de Janeiro, hundreds of demonstrators marched through the Candelária district. They shouted “Bolsonaro out” in chants, the slogan was also on several large banners. The protesters waved red flags from the Labor Party of ex-President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, flags from other parties and Brazilian flags.
Investigative Committee against Bolsonaro
An alliance of a dozen left-wing parties, trade unions and social associations had called for the protests. In the lower house of the Brazilian parliament, more than a hundred motions for the impeachment of the right-wing extremist president have been submitted. The President of the Chamber of Deputies, Arthur Lira, has not yet responded. He is considered an ally of Bolsonaro. The demonstrators called Lira an accomplice.
Of the The Supreme Court also has several preliminary investigations against Bolsonaro and its environment. The main concern is the spread of false information about the coronavirus.
Bolsonaro is accused of having massively worsened the corona pandemic in the country by repeatedly belittling the dangers of the virus and questioning the benefits of corona vaccinations. He has emphasized several times that he himself has not yet been vaccinated against Corona. There are also massive allegations of corruption in connection with the pandemic, which a parliamentary committee of inquiry is dealing with in addition to the public prosecutor’s office.