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In Brazil, thousands of Bolsonaro supporters took to the streets

In Brazil, thousands of Bolsonaro supporters took to the streets

Thousands of people gathered on Sunday in Sao Paulo to support former far-right President Jair Bolsonaro, enough to test his popularity amid a scandal over suspicions of a “coup attempt.”

The demonstrators, wearing green and yellow, the colors of Brazil, poured into Paulista Street, the symbolic artery of the largest city in Latin America.

The former president (2019-2022) spoke and denounced his disqualification during this show of force, where organizers expected about 500,000 people to attend.

Former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro in front of a large crowd of supporters in São Paulo.

Photo: Reuters/Carla Carnell

We cannot accept that any force excludes someone from the political scene except for a valid reason. We cannot imagine elections by excluding opponentsHe said to a crowd of his supporters.

Last year, the former president was declared ineligible until 2030 on misinformation charges.

Suspicions Coup attempt

Targeted for investigation into an alleged case Coup attempt To avoid electoral defeat in 2022 by incumbent leftist President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, Bolsonaro again denied any involvement during his speech on Sunday.