Bolsonaro Riles Up Protesters with Coup Speech in Pro-Vote Demonstrations across The Country

President spoke to supporters in videos and attacks justice Barroso and TSE again

Brasília, Rio de Janeiro , São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro

President Jair Bolsonaro again cast doubt on the 2022 elections, when addressing supporters through video calls in different acts in favor of the printed vote, this Sunday (1st), in São Paulo, Rio, Brasília, Belo Horizonte and other cities.

Demonstrators take part in a rally in support of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and calling for a printed vote model at Paulista Avenue in Sao Paulo, Brazil on August 1, 2021. - Thousands of Brazilians took to the streets Sunday to support far-right President Jair Bolsonaro in protest against the country's electronic voting system. (Photo by NELSON ALMEIDA / AFP) - AFP

In São Paulo, supporters gathered on Avenida Paulista. The demonstration was attended by congresswoman Carla Zambelli (PSL-SP), former Environment Minister Ricardo Salles and congressman Eduardo Bolsonaro (PSL-SP), who spoke without a mask.

Unmasked supporters carried posters calling for a paper ballot and public counting of votes.

In Brasilia, supporters gathered in front of Congress. In Rio, economist Eduardo Debaco, 49, was attacked by Bolsonaro supporters. He suffered an open fracture.

Translated by Kiratiana Freelon

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