Tuesday, September 7, marks 199 years since Brazil seceded from Portugal.
Millions of people are expected to take part in protests across the country on Independence Day, after President Jair Bolsanaro called on supporters to take to the streets in support of the government.
Former world leaders, however, fear that these demonstrations could pose a threat to democracy, which, in the worst case scenario, could end in an uprising similar to the January 6 attack on Congress.
It writes Defender, Citing a letter signed by several influential people, including former Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero and former Labor leader Jeremy Corbyn.
“Members of Congress in Brazil have been warned that then-President Donald Trump was asking his supporters to stop election fraud after Tuesday’s demonstrations hit the US Congress on January 6,” The Guardian reported.
An additional concern was the Paulsonaro military parade held by former world leaders in Brasilia in August. The march took place on the same day as the House of Commons voted in favor of a Bolsanaro-backed proposal to reform the electoral system.
Nationwide demonstrations by Bolsanaro supporters, including white nationalists, military police and top politicians, create fears of a coup in the world’s third-largest democracy.
Stopping police forces
Also, it is called:
– We are deeply concerned about the threat to Brazil’s democratic institutions – and we are ready to defend them before and after September 7th. The people of Brazil have been fighting for decades to protect democracy from military rule. Bolzano should not rob them now.
Fearing to see the same scenes that took place in the United States earlier this year, nearly 5,000 police are said to have been deployed to protect Congress.
Luis Fox, the Supreme President of the Supreme Court of Brazil, warned citizens ahead of the expected protests last week.
“Freedom of expression does not include violence and threats,” he warned.
– Arrested, killed or election winner
In most polls, Polsonaro lost the 2022 presidential election. The president had said earlier what he thought Three very definite – but very different – results of next year’s presidential election.
After a while, he clarified a little, and in practice withdrew a decision: imprisonment.
“No man on earth would threaten me,” he said.
During the election campaign in 2018 Bolzano was assassinated during an election campaign event. Bolsanaro was stabbed in the abdomen and sustained life-threatening injuries.