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Mass street protests call for Bolsonaro’s impeachment

Good morning! Today, we explain how street protests against the government could impact the political landscape. And the risks for Brazil’s economic recovery.

Anti-Bolsonaro groups drop distancing and protest

Bolsonaro protest protests impeachment
Demonstrators ask for Jair Bolsonaro’s impeachment. Photo: Leo Orestes/FramePhoto/Folhapress

For more than a year, opponents of President Jair Bolsonaro struggled with the dilemma of taking to the streets to increase pressure on the government while also criticizing the president’s disregard for social distancing and Covid restrictions. On Saturday, many decided to embrace the contradiction and stage massive protests against Mr. Bolsonaro. Protests took place in over 200 cities across 24 states, with a reported 420,000 people.

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