Armed Extreme Right-Wing Pro-Bolsonaro Group Protests in Front of Supreme Court with Torches and Masks

Alexandre de Moraes was the main target of the protest led by Sara Winter, investigated in lawsuit against fake news

A group of masked people carrying torches protested early in the morning on Sunday (31) in front of the Supreme Federal Court.

Right-leader Sara Winter, who is currently under investigation for sharing fake news in a Supreme Court lawsuit, led the demonstration.

She is one of the leaders of the so-called "Os 300 do Brasil" movement, an extreme right-wing armed group formed by supporters of President Jair Bolsonaro who camp in Brasília.

Os 300 do Brasil. (Foto: Wallace Martins/Futura Press/Folhapress)

With masks, black clothes, and torches, the group, made up of a few dozen people, descended the Esplanade and, according to images posted by them on the networks, positioned themselves in front of the Supreme Court. "We came to charge, the STF will not shut us up," they shouted.

Supreme Court Justice Alexandre de Moraes, the rapporteur for the fake news inquiry, was their primary target: "Cowardly justice, we want freedom. Unconstitutional, Alexandre immoral".

The camp called Os 300 do Brasil has armed participants, according to Winter. She said, however, that the weapons are for self-defense only. The Constitution prohibits the carrying of firearms in demonstrations.

One of the group's goals is to train militants willing to defend the Bolsonaro government.

Translated by Kiratiana Freelon

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