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'Out with Bolsonaro': Brazilians rally against president

Demonstrators protest against far-right President Jair Bolsonaro's administration in Sao Paulo, Brazil, October 2, 2021. (Photo by Reuters)

Brazilian demonstrators gathered in several state capitals on Saturday to protest against the federal government and call for the impeachment of President Jair Bolsonaro.

Holding signs reading "Out with Bolsonaro", thousands of Sao Paulo residents marched down the megacity's iconic Paulista Avenue in opposition to the government.

In addition to criticizing right-wing Bolsonaro and his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, demonstrators also protested inflation and high fuel prices.

In Rio de Janeiro, the protest brought together hundreds of people, with the support of trade unions and left-wing parties. One group brought a huge inflatable gas canister bearing the inscription: "Is it expensive? It's Bolsonaro's fault."

Saturday's demonstrations were a response to a rally of Bolsonaro supporters on Sept. 7. Protesters also gathered in the central region's capital of Sao Paulo and in northern state capitals such as Recife and Belem.

The protests against the president brought together center-left parties, trade unions, and social movements, marking an attempt by the opposition to show unity.

According to the organizers, the demonstrations took place in more than 200 cities across the country.

(Source: Reuters)


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