Protesters marched on Saturday for the fourth weekend in a row, criticizing the Brazilian president for managing his health crisis.
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Brazil is on the streets. Tens of thousands of Brazilians took to the streets on Saturday, July 24, demanding that President Jair Bolzano be blamed for managing the Covit-19 crisis, which has killed more than half a million people in the country.
Demonstrators marched for the fourth weekend in a row at the call of left-wing parties and unions. They are protesting against a right-wing president who is the target of an investigation into a blind charge of embezzling public funds in the purchase of vaccines and complaining of being expelled from the opposition.
Organizers called for protests across the country “Defend democracy and the lives of Brazilians and expel Bolzano”. In Rio, thousands of people dressed in red and wearing masks marched under slogans like “Corruption offender out”. They condemned the late start of the vaccination campaign in Brazil, calling for massive unemployment, and additional assistance to poor people facing the epidemic.
Brazilian newspapers reported on Saturday at demonstrations in 20 of the 26 Brazilian states. Figures not confirmed by organizers or officials.
Jair Bolzano, who has been the country’s president since 2019, is fighting the election. WhenBrazil has officially recorded nearly 550,000 deaths since Covid-19, and the Brazilian president is openly skeptical about the health crisis, the need to wear a mask and other measures to reduce the spread of the virus.