In photos: Thousands of Brazilian protesters demand Bolsonaro’s impeachment

Tens of thousands of protesters marched in cities across Brazil Saturday, calling for President Jair Bolsonaro’s impeachment over his government’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, per Reuters.

Why it matters: Brazil’s Senate is holding hearings that could lead to Bolsonaro’s impeachment as the country’s Supreme Court investigates his government’s handling of coronavirus vaccine contracts. Bolsonaro has threatened to reject the results of Brazil’s October 2022 presidential election amid poor approval ratings.

Demonstrators hold flags and chant slogans as part of protests against Bolsonaro in Rio de Janeiro. Many of those protesting across the country have ties to the party of former President Luiz Inácio Lula da, who’s expected to run against Bolsonaro in 2022, AP notes. Silva Photo by Getty Images
Demonstrators take part in a protest against Bolsonaro’s government in Brasília Oct. 2. Protesters have also been marching to highlight inflation and high fuel prices, according to Reuters. Photo: Mateus Bonomi/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images
An image of Bolsonaro is burnt during a São Paulo protest Oct. 2. Bolsonaro has repeatedly played down the pandemic and been fined for flouting a state government mask mandate. Photo: Nelson Almeida/AFP via Getty Images
Protesters with crosses at an anti-Bolsonaro demonstration in Rio de Janeiro on Oct. 2. About 597,000 have died of COVID-19 in Brazil, AP reports. Photo: Getty Images

Share this post

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on whatsapp
Share on print
Share on email
Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on whatsapp
Share on print
Share on email