Tens of thousands take to the streets in Brazil to condemn violent riots

Tens of thousands take to the streets in Brazil to condemn violent riots

Tens of thousands of people in Brazil have taken to the streets in support of democracy, as a reaction to the storming of the Congress by supporters of former President Jair Bolsonaro.

The rallies, which were held across multiple cities, called for justice and called for the ex-President to be held accountable for his actions.

In São Paulo, the country’s largest city, crowds chanted that Bolsonaro should be imprisoned. Many participants dressed in red, the colours of the Workers’ Party, while others held signs that read “No amnesty for the coup mongers” and demanded that those responsible be punished.

Brazil’s new President, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, has vowed to bring those responsible to justice and has condemned the riots as “terrorist acts.” Bolsonaro, meanwhile, is currently in a Florida hospital and has not admitted defeat in the election.

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