Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has called on his supporters to participate in militaristic and coup-like demonstrations for next September 7, in the midst of the electoral campaign for the October presidential elections.
“We have something more important than life itself: our freedom. A great proof of this will be seen next September 7,” Bolsonaro has affirmed during a political act in Recife.
September 7 is Independence Day in Brazil, but traditionally the Army has been the great protagonist and in the demonstrations of 2021 a marked coup and anti-democratic character predominated with the explicit support of Bolsonaro, who said he would not obey the rulings of Supermo Tribunal Federal.
“I will be at 10:00 a.m. in Brasilia in a big military parade and at 4:00 p.m. in Copacabana, in Rio de Janeiro,” Bolsonaro expounded.
The president explained that the Navy, the Army, the Air Force, the Military Police and the Fire Brigade will participate in the Copacabana parade.
In addition, Bolsonaro has defended the family against abortion, the legalization of drugs or the “gender ideology” and has starred in a motorcycle march.
“The great king, the greatest president is our Lord Jesus Christ. A kiss in the heart of each one of you and we will continue to praise our God,” said the first lady, Michelle Bolsonaro. In response, Bolsonaro stressed that being president is a divine “mission”. “It is very good to be among those who have God in their hearts. I thank God for my life and for the mission of being the president of your republic,” the president remarked.
The candidate of the Workers’ Party (PT), Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva starts as favorite for the presidential elections in Brazil, which will take place next October 2, according to the latest Datafolha poll. Specifically, Bolsonaro would obtain 34 percent in voting intentions, far behind Lula’s 57 percent.