While it was the fourth wave of protests in the country in less than two months, the protests, called by central unions, left-wing parties and social movements, erupted peacefully throughout the day.
The most popular demonstrations took place in São Paulo, the most populous city in the country and also the most affected by the epidemic, Rio de Janeiro, Recife, Belo Horizonte and Brasilia, where demonstrators gathered in front of Congress, demanding a decision on the impeachment of the president.
Jair Bolsonaro’s administration is frequently suspected of corruption, specifically the purchase of vaccines, and petitions for his dismissal are multiplying.
Jair Bolsonaro, who has adopted stances of denial toward Covid-19, is facing a challenge from managing the pandemic, in a country that has seen more than 548,000 deaths and 19.6 million infections.
According to Effie, some of the slogans on the posters were “Out of Bolsonaro”, “Bolsonaro is genocide” and “A vaccine for all”.
According to Folha de São Paulo, the vast majority of protesters wore masks during the protests, but there were agglomeration points.
In more than 400 cities in 20 Brazilian states, protesters also demanded an acceleration of the vaccination process and an increase in emergency support so that the most disadvantaged could face the crisis that accompanied the pandemic and has already led to 14.8 million unemployment.
The number of people infected and deaths from COVID-19 in Brazil has dropped dramatically in the past month, but only 17 percent of the population has completed the course of vaccination.
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