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Thousands in Brazil protest Jair Bolsonaro’s chaotic handling of COVID-19 crisis-World News , Happy Easterday

Hundreds in Brazil protest Jair Bolsonaro’s chaotic dealing with of COVID-19 crisis-World Information , Pleased Easterday

Bolsonaro, the far proper politician, has dismissed COVID-19 as ‘a bit flu’, touted ineffective medicines, refused provides of vaccines, and opposed stay-at-home measures and masks

Demonstrators participate in a protest towards Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s dealing with of the COVID-19 pandemic in Sao Paulo, Brazil. AFP

Rio de Janeiro: Tens of hundreds of individuals in Brazil staged one other day of protest towards President Jair Bolsonaro, particularly for his chaotic dealing with of the pandemic, which has claimed greater than 461,000 lives within the nation.

In downtown Rio de Janeiro, some 10,000 folks sporting masks marched by means of the streets, with some chanting “Bolsonaro genocide” or “Go away Bolsovirus.”

Related rallies have been held in different main cities, the most recent in a wave of anger towards Bolsonaro that started months in the past. After the US, Brazil has the world’s second highest coronavirus demise toll.

On the outset of the pandemic, the far proper politico Bolsonaro dismissed COVID-19 as “a bit flu” and because the demise toll has risen steadily he has gone on to infuriate folks in different methods, opposing stay-at-home measures and masks, touting ineffective medicines, refusing provides of vaccines, and failing to anticipate oxygen shortages that left sufferers to suffocate.

One of many themes of the rally Saturday was what number of lives might need been saved if the Bolsonaro authorities had began Brazil’s vaccination drive earlier. The drive goes slowly and has sputtered often for lack of provides.

“We should cease this authorities. We should say ‘sufficient is sufficient,'” businessman Omar Silveira instructed AFP on the Rio rally.

Of Bolsonaro, he mentioned: “He’s a assassin, a psychopath. He has no emotions. He doesn’t really feel, as we do. He can’t understand the catastrophe that he’s inflicting.”

Demonstrators additionally assailed Bolsonaro for permitting deforestation of the Amazon and land seizures from indigenous folks, and mentioned he encourages violence and racism.

Rallies have been held Saturday in different main cities such because the capital Brasilia, Salvador within the northeast and Belo Horizonte within the southeast.

Within the northeastern metropolis of Recife, police firing tear fuel and rubber bullets dispersed a road rally, mentioned the information web site G1.

Brasilia noticed its largest rally because the begin of the pandemic as folks marched on Congress, the place a senate fee is investigating Bolsonaro’s dealing with of the well being disaster.

The previous two weekends supporters of Bolsonaro held demonstrations in help of him, and at his request, as his approval score plummeted to a report low of 24 p.c, in line with a ballot by Datafolha.

Round 49 p.c of these questioned favor Bolsonaro being faraway from workplace whereas 46 p.c are opposed, this pollster mentioned.

 

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Updated: May 30, 2021 — 12:15 pm

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