In protest of the administration of the Corona crisis State President Jair Bolsanaro Tens of thousands of Brazilians took to the streets on Saturday. The demonstrations took place in more than 20 capitals of the Brazilian states, including Rio de Janeiro, Brasilia, Recife and Sao Paulo. On Saturday, Brazil crossed the 500,000 corona death mark. The official number of victims is still high in the United States alone.
Explaining her participation in the demonstration in Sவோo Paulo, 21-year-old student Tita Kodo said: “We have more than 2,000 deaths a day. We have lost more than 500,000 people to a vaccinated disease,” he added. “Polsano, listen to the people,” he called on the far-right head of state.
Many recalled the tragic number of victims of corona infection 500,000 reading Brazil. Slogans such as “Eliminate Bolsanaro”, “Government of Hunger and Unemployment” and “Vaccinate Now” were written on banners.
In Brazil, only 11.5 percent of the 212 million population has a full vaccine against Govt-19. “It’s so frustrating,” said 34-year-old opponent Felipe Rocha, who is still waiting for his first injection.
Bolsanaro has been accused of underestimating the infection by promoting the rapid spread of the corona virus. He described the Govt-19 disease caused by the corona virus as a “minor flu” and criticized the measures being taken by states and municipalities to control the epidemic as it has an impact on the economy.
Moreover, with the goal of re-election next year, Bolzano questioned the effectiveness of the corona vaccine. Robert Almeida, 50, said at a rally in Rio de Janeiro that it was “absurd” that Bolzano refused to identify the dangers posed by the corona virus. The head of state “has already said goodbye to the truth.”
It called for broad coalition struggles of social organizations, unions, parties and politicians. Among them was former left-wing president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.
On Saturday, Lula complained to the online service Twitter about several corona deaths in her country. “There are 500,000 deaths from a vaccinated disease in one country, which is a global specificity for vaccines,” Lula wrote. “It has a name: genocide.” Other politicians also confront Bolzano with this “genocide” charge.
Brazil has the second highest number of corona victims worldwide, with more than 17.8 million people infected with the virus. Currently about 80,000 new cases are added every day.
A parliamentary inquiry is now examining the heads of the state crisis administration in epidemics.
The largest country in Latin America was hit by a second wave of violence earlier this year, and more than 4,000 deaths are reported every day. Meanwhile, the number of infections represents a third wave.