The President Of Brazil Again Went To The Rally Against Recommendations For The Fight Against Coronavirus
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Sunday took part in a rally of his supporters against recommendations to stay home because of the coronavirus pandemic. The live broadcast from the scene was conducted on the head of the state's Facebook page.
This is not the first time a politician who openly declares that infection is no more dangerous for the majority than a "mild cold" has violated the social distance regime recommended for people of his age (Bolsonar turned 65 on March 21). The footage shows how the head of state, who arrived at the General headquarters of the country's ground forces located in the capital, was met by several hundred people. Many had national flags and banners demanding "military intervention under Bolsonaro's command" to limit the powers of the Parliament and the constitutional court (similar to what happened during the military dictatorship).
"Now the power belongs to the people <...> you can count on the President to do what will be required in the name of our democracy and the preservation of what is sacred to us - freedom," the head of state said. "We don't want to negotiate anything <...> Everyone in Brazil should understand that they are subject to the will of the people," Bolsonaro summed up to cheers from supporters.