Harsh suppression of antifascist protests enrages Brazilians

04.06.2020, Sao Paulo.

Residents of Curitiba, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and other Brazilian cities condemned violent actions by the police against antifascist actions via social networks, TeleSUR reports on June 2.

The protests are directed against neo-fascist groups, who support Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro.

In social networks, people post photos of people in uniform aiming at unarmed civilians as well as police officers beating people, who were already leaving the demonstration. The pictures show that security forces are using rubber bullets, batons and tear gas against protesters.

Since May 18, protests have been held in Brazil. They began after a police officer in Sao Paulo killed a minor in the favela. After that, people throughout the country gathered to demonstrate in the streets, and held rallies demanding justice. The authorities refused to hear the protesters, following which they attacked the current government.

The protesters expressed support for the legislative and judicial branches, from whom they demanded to neutralize the policies of the far-right President Bolsonaro. The protesters also demand social and racial equality. They claim that the police is brutally repressing those who criticize the Bolsonaro government, but do not pay attention to neo-fascist groups that support Bolsonaro

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency

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