BRASILIA – Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro attended a rally on horseback on Sunday, because the fans asked the Supreme Court to be closed to investigate the right-wing leader, because one of his justice compared risks to Brazilian democracy with Hitler’s Germany.
Deepening a political crisis in one of the world’s worst new coronavirus outbreaks, Bolsonaro hit the high-level court for investigating intervention in police affairs and launching investigations against supporters’ slander and intimidation campaigns on social media.
The former army captain and the advocate of Brazil’s military government of 1964-1985 condemned his investigations, stating that “nonsense orders” should not be followed and the court “could put Brazil in a political crisis”.
Bolsonaro flew a military helicopter over the rally in Brasilia, where protesters held posters to close the Brazilian Congress and the upper court known as the STF. Someone said: “Military Intervention – close Congress and STF now.”
The Supreme Court Justice, Celso de Mello, who is responsible for investigating the allegation of a former justice minister trying to deal with Bolsonaro’s law enforcement for personal reasons, said that the supporters of the president were seeking a military dictatorship.
When De Mello did not hesitate to cancel the constitutions and impose a totalitarian system in 1934, “We must resist the demolition of the democratic order to prevent what happened in the Weimar Republic. A message seen by Reuters.
A person who knew the subject confirmed the authenticity of the message, which was also reported in Brazilian newspapers. De Mello’s office said the message was “personal only.”
Bolsonaro said his goals are democratic and his opponents violated the constitution in efforts to destroy him.
After the helicopter trip, the president walked to the rally and shook hands with his supporters, not wearing a face mask, although it was mandatory in the capital to fight the coronavirus outbreak. Then a police horse threw and climbed in front of the crowd.
On Saturday night, a group of masked supporters of Bolsonaro walked to the court carrying torches to close.
During demonstrations in Sunday in Sao Paulo, Bolsonaro opponents went to the main street to protest against “fascism” and clashed with the riot police who intervened by the supporters of the president to approach a rally.
Police used tear gas to repulse stone-throwing youth.
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