Councilman Carlos Bolsonaro (PSC-RJ), son of President Jair Bolsonaro (PSL), tweeted on Monday (9) that Brazil will not change rapidly by "democratic means."
"Democratically, the transformation that Brazil wants will not happen at the speed we are aiming for ... and if that happens. I only see the wheel spinning around its axis every day, and those who have always dominated us continue to dominate us in different ways!" wrote Carlos.
Before writing this, Carlos said that the current government tries to put Brazil "in the axes," but that "advances are ignored, and evildoers are forgotten."
Carlos's post quickly reverberated among his followers. Some of the netizens saw the tweet as a defense of the dictatorship and called the councilman "coup." The Bolsonaro family is known for the exaltation of the period of military dictatorship, which ran in Brazil from 1964 to 1985.
Also, through social media, the PSDB party repudiated the president's son's statements and stated that "democracy is the only possible option."
Parliamentarians opposed to the government also spoke out. Federal Deputy Samia Bomfim (PSOL-SP) called the post "an unambiguous attack on democracy."
Felipe Santa Cruz, president of the Brazilian Bar Association (OAB), reacted to the statements of Councilman Carlos Bolsonaro (PSC-RJ) and said that "there is no way to accept a family of dictators."
"It's time for the Democrats of Brazil to stop it. Enough," Santa Cruz told Folha on Monday night.
Translated by Kiratiana Freelon