Women take to the streets to protest against Bolsonaro in Brazil

Women take to the streets to protest against Bolsonaro in Brazil

Hundreds of women returned to take to the streets in some cities of Brazil today to protest against far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro, leader in opinion polls before the second round of the presidential elections on October 28.

One of the concentrations of greater affluence was the one that took place in Paulista Avenue, in the center of Sao Paulo, the biggest city of Brazil, where the drums resounded with the shout of "Ele nao, ele never, ele jamais" (He did not , he never, he never), in reference to the controversial captain in the reserve of the Army.

Some of the attendees carried posters with missives such as "Fuera fascistas", "Together we are stronger" and "Mujeres en marcha por la democracia", during the demonstration, convened by different social and feminist movements, the same ones that organized the massive protests of the last September 29.

Bolsonaro, a nostalgic of the military dictatorship (1964-1985) and with a long history of sexist, racist and homophobic statements, leads the polls with around 60% of the support, compared to 40% that would be obtained by his adversary, the progressive Fernando Haddad, of the Workers' Party (PT).

In the center of Rio de Janeiro, the demonstrators also launched proclamations against Bolsonaro and paid homage to the capoeira master and composer Romualdo Rosário da Costa, better known as Moa do Katende, who was killed during a political discussion after the first round of the elections. October 7.

The artist was stabbed twelve times in the back by a 36-year-old man after having a discussion about the outcome of the elections in a bar in Salvador, capital of the state of Bahia, in the impoverished northeast of the country.

The authorities are investigating whether the attack against Moa do Katende occurred after he declared that he had voted for the PT.

The protests this Saturday were less intense compared to those registered on September 29, when thousands of women took to the streets massively to cry out against the far-right candidate, a firm defender of the liberation of arms sales for civilians.

Bolsonaro, still convalescing from the stab wounds he suffered at the beginning of September during an election rally, has refused to attend televised debates with Haddad, despite having been released by his medical team to participate in them.


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