"Bolsonaro, Out"

New demonstrations against Bolsonaro and for vaccine access confirmed for July 24th

Organizers ask that protesters wear a mask, use hand sanitizer and distance themselves

Translated by: Ítalo Piva

Brasil de Fato | São Paulo |
Despite heavy rain, last Saturday's (19th) protests saw more than 750,000 people take to the streets all over Brazil - Paulo Pinto / AFP

This past Tuesday (22nd), the group that unifies organizations seeking the impeachment of president Jair Bolsonaro, scheduled new acts of protest for the 24th of July under the banner “Bolsonaro, Out”, but that will also demand that the vaccination program be accelerated, emergency aid payments of R$600 be delivered to the people, as well as an end to police violence.

The group is comprised of different social movements like the Brazil People’s Front and the People Without Fear Front, as well as political parties such as the Workers’ Party and the Communist Party.

"We managed to build a large following around a new day of protest on July 24th. During this period we want to create a broad coalition of groups and civil society organizations which oppose the Bolsonaro government”, affirms national Rural Landless Workers’ Movement (MST) and Brazil People’s Front coordinator, João Paulo Rodrigues.

With the expectation that other groups will join the campaign, a day of protests in the countryside is being discussed for July 25th, Rural Worker’s Day.

"We will talk with the parties who are putting together a new unified impeachment request and the main labor unions, which play an important role in the mass adoption of the protest movement, bringing the working class into our struggle", highlights Rodrigues.

During protests held last Saturday (19th), organizers say that 750 thousand people took to the streets in 400 municipalities nationwide, and in more than 40 cities abroad.

Also according to protest leaders, it is necessary that all participants wear masks, preferably the PFF2 / N95 type, and that they utilize hand sanitizer. Furthermore, they are requested to abide to social distancing rules during the marches.

Edited by: Leandro Melito