Thousands of supporters of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro demonstrated on Saturday in a number of cities in the country, regardless of die social distancing restrictions, die to contain the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic were imposed while die Opposition on May 1 of the year recalled virtual world.
The demonstrations took place above all in Brasilia, São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro took place, and a large part of the participants wore clothes in Yellow and green, the colors of the Brazilian flag, die stuck together despite the country’s difficulties, we were out of a pandemic that has killed more than 400,000 people to date.
Hundreds of demonstrators gathered in Rio de Janeiro in near the famous Copacabana Beach holding up banners, die called for “military intervention” in order to die Reinforce President Bolsonaro’s powers.
Two weeks ago, the right-wing president, who is firmly against anti-corona measures, said he was waiting for a “signal from the people” to “take action” die End current restrictions on decisions made by mayors or governors.
And recently said Bolsonaro in a television interview that die Army “one day die Street could go to die Respect for the Constitution and die Freedom to come and go, enforce “.
Among the most famous slogans, die Bolsonaro’s followers brought up on Saturday belonged to “Autorizo Bolsonaro” (I authorize Bolsonaro) in Referring to his permission, die Send Army.
In Brasilia, thousands of supporters of the president gathered in Ministries Square to demonstrate that a helicopter had flown over Bolsonaro to greet his supporters.
The President’s son, Representative Eduardo Bolsonaro, took part in the demonstration, which his face on die Lowered his chin level and took photos with several followers, whose faces were also exposed.
Hundreds of Bolsonaro supporters took part in a similar demonstration in Sao Paulo.
Speaking to Bolsonaro on Saturday during his video participation in an agricultural event, he said: “In the past, there were red flags on May 1st as if we were a socialist country. I’m happy to see all the green and yellow flags across the country raised by people die already working. “
Very few anti-Bolsonaro demonstrations took place on this year’s Labor Day, but right-wing and left-wing opposition politicians took part in an event together, die organized by the main unions in the country and broadcast their facts live on the Internet through social networks.
Among them are former Socialist President Luis Inacio Lula da Silva (2003-2010), who may run for a third term against Bolsonaro in 2022, and his center-right predecessor Fernando Henrique Cardoso (1995-2002).
“This is a sad day for die Workers in our country, “said Lula.” It is a day of mourning for the lives of 400,000 people, die we lost to Covid-19, and many of them lost them because die Bolsonaro government refused to buy. ” die Vaccines, die were offered to him. “
The number of Covid-19 victims in April alone in Brazil achieved 82,266 deaths. This corresponds to a monthly record number, die the largest country in Latin America for the second time in Episode has recorded.
Has infection die Total number of people infected with Covid-19 in Brazil exceeded 14 million since the virus first appeared in February 2020 in occurred in this country.
Brazil has one of the highest pandemic death rates. This rate reaches 189 deaths per 100,000 people, die highest rate, die ever in America was scored, and die fourteenth global installment.
This week the Senate set up a parliamentary committee to look into how die Bolsonaro government has dealt with the health crisis, die has been handled inefficiently and irresponsibly, according to a number of experts.
Many factors have contributed to increasing deaths in this country, including a lack of respect for social distancing and the creation of mutated versions of the virus that are believed to be more contagious and deadly than the original.
The most noticeable problem, however, is the slow pace of the vaccination campaign in a country whose president has come under heavy criticism for ignoring expert advice on lockdown measures, mandatory masks and restrictions on social distancing, attacking vaccines and promoting an ineffective drug to scientists.
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