Protesters in some of the country’s largest cities Protesters, including Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Brasilia, have called on the president to impeach and get better access to a COVID-19 vaccine. Although most of them were wearing masks.
Brazil is facing a third wave of Covid-19, with the Ministry of Health reporting 79,670 new Covid-19 cases and coronavirus deaths 2012 on Saturday. 16 million people
Out of a population of more than 210 million people, or about 19 million people, or less than 9.4%, are fully vaccinated
Bolsonaro overlooks repeated pandemics at an early stage. He previously called COVID-19 a “minor flu” and undermined efforts to enforce social distancing or lockdowns. A plaque was found referring to Bolsonaro̵7;s actions that counted as “a slaughterhouse”. “Genocide” in protest
Brazil’s Senate is investigating the Bolsonaro government’s response to the pandemic.
In Sao Paulo, protesters expressed dissatisfaction with Bolsonaro’s policies.
Nurse Patricia Ferreira said Bolsonaro was “worse than the virus at the moment”.
“We are exhausted, with our healthcare system on the verge of collapse,” she said. “There is no way to fix the pandemic with him (Bolsonaro) in power.”
Student Beatrice Fernanda Silva said she was paying respects to her uncle. She said she died of COVID-19 at the age of 42.
“I’m here to fight for a vaccine he can’t find and can help him. He died at the end of February. and left two children and a wife,” the student said.
She said she was aware of the risks she was taking. “On the road in the midst of the epidemic,” but thought it was important to speak up.
“A lot of people are dying. Bolsonaro should do something about it. but from the start He treated it with no care at all,” Silva told CNN.
Most of the protests were peaceful. except Recife capital city of Pernambuco state Police use rubber bullets, gas grenades and pepper spray to disperse the crowd. Videos circulated on social media showed a protester being shot in the eye by a rubber bullet. They found police used pepper spray on Liana Cisne, a local Labor MP.
Pernambuco’s deputy governor Luciana Santos said the order to disperse the protesters was not from the government. And an investigation has been put in place by police tactics. Governor Paolo Camara has suspended the police chief and related officials. until the end of the investigation
The protests came a week after President Bolsonaro’s rally held in Rio de Janeiro, where he advocated against austerity measures. As his supporters call for the overthrow of Brazil’s Supreme Court. This empowers local governors and mayors to enforce measures to prevent the spread of the virus.