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Tens of thousands of Brazilians march in upwards of 200 cities to demand Bolsonaro’s impeachment

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  1. Kuromantis
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    Tens of thousands of protesters have poured on to the streets of Brazil’s largest cities to demand the impeachment of President Jair Bolsonaro over his catastrophic response to a coronavirus pandemic that has claimed nearly half a million Brazilian lives.

    The demonstrators turned out in more than 200 cities and towns for what is the biggest anti-Bolsonaro mobilisation since Brazil’s Covid outbreak began.

    In Rio many marchers carried homemade placards remembering loved ones they have lost to an epidemic that has killed nearly 460,000 Brazilians, the world’s second largest official death toll after the US. “I’m here in his memory,” said Luiz Dantas, 18, clutching a photograph of his grandfather, Sebastião, who died in February aged 75.

    Saturday’s demonstrations – which also took place in major cities including São Paulo, Belo Horizonte, Recife and the capital Brasília, as well as scores of smaller towns – come with Bolsonaro at arguably his lowest ebb since he took office in January 2019.

    Polls suggest growing anger at the rightwing populist’s handling of Covid, with 57% of the population now backing his impeachment. A congressional inquiry is currently dissecting Bolsonaro’s calamitous response to the public health crisis with damaging revelations about his government’s conduct being broadcast each night on the news.

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    mrbig
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    I wanna be optimistic but Michel Temer stayed in power with a lot more disapproval. Bolsonaro's approval ratings are still insane for a genocidal maniac.

    I wanna be optimistic but Michel Temer stayed in power with a lot more disapproval. Bolsonaro's approval ratings are still insane for a genocidal maniac.

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    1. Kuromantis
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      Just for context, "a lot more" is 80%.

      A lot more disapproval.

      Just for context, "a lot more" is 80%.

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