Pro-Moro Demonstrations Take Place in at Least 70 Cities

Protests happened in 26 states and the Federal District

Ribeirão Preto

Protests in favor of Operation Lava Jato, the government of President Jair Bolsonaro, the anti-crime package presented by Minister Sergio Moro and in defense of the Social Security reform occurred on Sunday (30) in at least 26 states and the Federal District.

By the end of the afternoon of this Sunday (30), at least 70 Brazilian municipalities had registered acts.

Starting early in the morning, protesters gathered in the capitals and the main interior cities of Brazil. These demonstrations began and ended with prayers, and attendees made heavy use of the national anthem.

Protests happened in 26 states and the Federal District - Pedro Ladeira/Folhapress

Wearing mainly green and yellow clothes, the protesters carried signs and banners in support of government and anti-corruption, but they also defended and criticized other causes.

In Salvador, for example, posters at Farol da Barra criticized the Movimento Brasil Livre and proposals such as the liberation of abortion.

Another target in the demonstrations was journalist Glenn Greenwald of The Intercept Brazil, who in recent days has been publishing messages exchanged by prosecutors for the Lava Jato task force in past years.

Translated by Kiratiana Freelon

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