The far-right president called on his supporters to take to the streets to put pressure on the Supreme Court, which has opened several investigations against him.
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The Brazilian national holiday promises to be tense on Tuesday, September 7. Hundreds of supporters of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro broke through a police blockade to rush into central Brasilia on the night of Monday to Tuesday, law enforcement said on the eve of a day of protests massive.
In videos posted on social networks and picked up by local media, a small caravan of vehicles can be seen arriving on the Esplanade of the Ministries, applauded by demonstrators on foot waving Brazilian flags. “We have just entered! The police could not restrain the people! And tomorrow we will invade the STF [la Cour suprême brésilienne] ! “one of them shouts.
Acabamos de entrar na praça dos 3 poderes! Agradecer a compressão da Polícia Militar pic.twitter.com/WBwnFIQ9OH
– MÁRCIO BRASIL 76 (@ 76BrasilMarcio) September 6, 2021
Jair Bolsonaro called on his supporters to demonstrate en masse to send a “ultimatum” to the judges of the Supreme Court who have opened several investigations against him and his entourage, among others for disseminating false information. The far-right president, whom his tumble in the polls pushes to remobilize his base, has promised that crowds “gigantic” would come and support him.
For its part, theopposition, anxious to frustrate the head of state, also planned to take to the streets to shout “Fora Bolsonaro!” (“Get out Bolsonaro!”) And respond to the threats that Jair Bolsonaro poses to Brazilian democracy. Despite important security measures, the national holiday is therefore announced high risk.