Various civil society groups are planning to hold demonstrations throughout Brazil in support of President Jair Bolsonaro’s government and policies on Sunday, June 30. The rallies, being held under the slogan “Vem Pra Rua,” are scheduled to take place in major urban areas across the country. A full list of the protest times and locations can be found of the group’s website. Demonstration sites include:
- São Paulo – Avenue Paulista in front of the FIESP building at 14:00 (local time)
- Brasília – In front of the National Congress at 10:00
- Rio de Janeiro – Avenue Atlântica on the corner of R. Miguel Lemos at 10:00
According to the protest organizers, hundreds of thousands of people are expected to participate in the protests. Heightened security measures and traffic disruptions are anticipated around all demonstration sites. Clashes between protesters and security forces cannot be ruled out.
The main focus of the rallies is to show support for Sergio Moro, the federal judge who sentenced Former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to jail and prevented Lula from running in the 2018 presidential election. Critics claim that Moro was not impartial in his ruling after text messages between the judge and prosecutors were released by the media.
Individuals in Brazil are advised to keep abreast of the situation, avoid all demonstrations as a precaution, anticipate localized disruptions and a heightened security presence near related protests, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities.
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