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10 Mar 2020 | 08:52 PM UTC

Brazil: President calls for supporters to demonstrate nationwide March 15

Brazil News Alert

President Jair Bolsonaro calls for supporters to demonstrate nationwide March 15; heightened security presence and associated transportation disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 3/10/2020, 12:00 AM until 3/15/2020, 11:59 PM (America/Sao_Paulo). COUNTRY/REGION Brazil

Event

President Jair Bolsonaro has called for his supporters to hold demonstrations nationwide on Sunday, March 15, to show their support for him. Similar pro-Bolsonaro demonstrations in May of 2019 brought tens of thousands of people to the streets of urban centers across Brazil.

A heightened security presence and associated transportation disruptions, including traffic congestion and road closures, are to be expected in the vicinity of any demonstration site. Counter-demonstrations and clashes between protesters and security forces are possible.  

Advice

Individuals in Brazil are advised to monitor the situation, avoid all large public gatherings and demonstrations as a precaution, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.

 

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