Brazilian opposition and trade unions on Saturday held car protests against the country’s leader, Jair Bolsonaro, reports the portal G1.
It is noted that the protesters demanded the impeachment of the president. The actions were held in 17 cities. Demonstrators are unhappy with Bolsonaro’s actions to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. They advocated vaccination, and also demanded the resumption of emergency payments to the population.
We will remind, in the summer of last year, Bolsonaro had a coronavirus. After recovering, he stated that there was no need to be afraid of this virus, since almost everyone would someday be infected with it.
The politician also expressed the opinion that the pandemic may be the result of a leak of an artificially made virus from a military laboratory. In addition, he called self-isolation “a manifestation of weakness” and later refused to get vaccinated.
According to the latest data, the number of cases of COVID-19 in Brazil has reached 8.75 million, 215 thousand people have died. The republic is in third place in the world in terms of the number of cases of infection.