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Pro-Bolsonaro protests: neither a flop, nor overwhelming

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10,000 people estimated at a pro-Bolsonaro rally in Brasília

As The Brazilian Report described on Sunday afternoon, the May 26 protests in favor of President Jair Bolsonaro could have gone one of three ways. The uncertainty around the demonstration meant that crowds could feasibly have been very large, or very small. However, as is often the case, the truth lay somewhere in the middle.

Rallies earlier in the day in Brasilia, Rio de Janeiro, and Belo Horizonte brought modest crowds, with police forces in the capital estimating a group of 10,000 people gathering to show their support for...

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