Convened by center organizations and the political right in Brazil, hundreds of people took to the streets of the country today to demand the removal of President Jair Bolsonaro, but without the force of other actions, the PrensaLatina report states.
Marches were planned in 15 capitals, with a special focus on cities that had a large agglomeration last Tuesday, with the demonstrations of the president's supporters on September 7, which included anti-democratic flags and authoritarian speeches by Bolsonaro.
The events called by conservative right-wing groups, unhappy with Bolsonaro's management, did not have the presence of the largest opposition party in Brazil, the PT, nor the main trade union centrals of the country nor the popular movements of the left, so the The call was far from massive.
In this regard, the president of the PT, Gleisi Hoffmann, affirmed that 'no one is prevented from participating in acts against Bolsonaro. We believe, however, that we will only achieve a strong movement with the joint construction of the democratic forces of a great act. '
Center and right leaders who broke with the Bolsonaro government also attended, seeking rapprochement with progressive organizations to judge the president.
Held in capitals of the country, mainly in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, the main objective of the demonstration was to build a broad opposition front and to press for an impeachment process (political trial) against the former military leader.
According to an AFP review, the state governor, Joao Doria (PSDB, center-right), the former health minister of Bolsonaro Luiz Henrique Mandetta (DEM, right) and the leader of the Partido Democrático Trabalhista (PDT) were present and gave speeches in Sao Paulo. , center-left), Ciro Gomes, third in the 2018 elections.
The act was a response to the acts with undemocratic agendas and speeches against the Supreme Federal Court by Bolsonaro, which occurred on Independence Day (September 7).
According to the news portal Brasil 247, the few protesters from left-wing parties present at the event in Rio distanced themselves from the organizers.
Besieged by judicial investigations, inflation, unemployment and a chaotic management of the pandemic that eroded his popularity, Bolsonaro last Tuesday redoubled his attacks on institutions, in particular against the judiciary.