Tens of thousands of Brazilians demonstrated in several cities across the country on Saturday to demand once again the impeachment of far-right President Jair Bolsonaro and to denounce the rising cost of living.
The largest demonstrations were held in Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Brasilia after an appeal by the “National Campaign Bolsonaro Out”, with the support of dozens of left-wing parties and several union organizations.
A Brazilian press census showed demonstrations in 20 of Brazil’s 27 states and in 60 cities, including 14 regional capitals. Some leaders of the right and center also participated in the rallies to denounce the effects of the economic crisis in the country, although they did not necessarily support the call for impeachment.
Previous demonstrations led by leftist movements targeted the chaotic management of the epidemic that has killed nearly 600,000 people. This time, she also indicated the rise in food, gas and fuel prices, in addition to 14.1 million unemployed people.
In the first week of September, Bolsonaro rallied his supporters. Then tens of thousands of Brazilians took to the streets to support their president. Although Bolsonaro saw his supporters crumble during his presidency. The far-right president is accused of fraud, corruption, abuse of power and spreading misinformation. New presidential elections will be held in 2022.