Outrage as Jair Bolsonaro appears to endorse Brazil anti-democracy protests

  • Far-right demonstrations called for 15 March
  • Former president: ‘We must shout while we still have a voice’

Jair Bolsonaro’s apparent endorsement of protests designed to cow Brazil’s democratic institutions has sparked outrage across the political spectrum with one lawmaker warning of a return to the dark days of dictatorship if the demonstrations are not opposed.

Hardcore supporters of Brazil’s far-right president are planning nationwide protests on 15 March and have been flooding social media with propaganda videos and fliers attacking members of Congress – and even proposing a return to military rule under Bolsonaro.

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