Brazil’s far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro, is facing an investigation in the Senate into how to deal with the government’s epidemic.
Protesters have taken to the streets across Brazil to protest the unusual behavior of extremist President Jair Bolsonaro over the COVID-19 pandemic, which has killed more than 459,000 people in South America.
Bolsonaro has been widely criticized for ignoring the dangers of the corona virus and avoiding public health measures such as locking and curfews.
A Brazilian Senate commission is underway investigation Corona virus policies included the failure to immunize the COVID-19 vaccine, the promotion of unprovable drugs, and pressure on local leaders to impose health restrictions.
Protesters holding placards reading “Bolsonaro Outside” rallied in several cities and Brazil on Saturday, demanding their resignation.
Al-Jazeera’s Monica Yanacchio said in a report from Rio de Janeiro that many demonstrators were present during the outbreak, despite previous concerns about widespread mass protests.
“It got to the point where now they say we really have to go out and show our opposition to the Bolsonaro government,” Yanakiu said, noting that left-wing parties and civil society organizations were also present.
“[They are] Slogans about everything, even Palestine – they basically want Bolsonaro’s impeachment and demand more vaccines and public health and public education. “
“The common denominator is that they want Bolsonaro out.”
Bolsonaro, however, remains rebellious despite criticism and continues to reject restrictions on the Corona virus.
Last weekend, he joined thousands of fans Motorcycle Rally Through Rio de Janeiro and promised not to impose a national lock.
“Without any scientific evidence, governors and mayors have imposed curfews or curfews … We are ready to take all necessary steps to ensure your release,” Bolsonaro said on May 23.
But recent polls suggest former army captain approval ratings declining Datfol recently said that 45% of Brazilians said his government was “bad” or “terrible”. And he could face a tough challenge from former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in next year’s presidential election.
While Lula, who served as president from 2003 to 2011, has not confirmed his intention to run, recent polls suggest he will defeat Bolsonaro if elected.
Brazilian Supreme Court judge opens door to return to politics in March when Lula Lula was present threw out Corruption allegations against Labor leader. The Supreme Court later upheld the decision.
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