Bolsonaro Threatens the Supreme Court with A Coup during September 7 Demonstrations

President uses the September 7th demonstration to go all out on his threats

In speeches before thousands of supporters this Tuesday (7) in Brasília and São Paulo, President Jair Bolsonaro made coup threats against the Federal Supreme Federal Court, urged disobedience against court decisions, and said he would only leave the Presidency dead.

In the morning, on the Esplanade of Ministries, Bolsonaro made a direct threat to the president of the Supreme Court, Minister Luiz Fux. "Either the head of this Power [Fux] frames his [minister] or that Power can suffer what we don't want," he said, referring to Moraes' recent decisions against Bolsonaristas.

Tuesday's actions were dominated by coup speeches by the president and by banners, posters, and authoritarian and undemocratic shouts from his supporters. The Supreme Court was the main target.

In the afternoon, on Avenida Paulista, he urged disobedience to court decisions. "We must, because I speak on your behalf, determine that all political prisoners be set free. Alexandre de Moraes, that president will no longer comply. Our people's patience has already run out," Bolsonaro said. "[I want] to tell the scoundrels that I will never be arrested," said the president, who continued. "Either this minister fits in or he asks to leave. It cannot be admitted that one person, one man, only cloud our freedom."

Still in Paulista, as he has said in speeches in the interior of the country, Bolsonaro stated that the only options for him are to be arrested, to be killed, or to victory, affirming in sequence, however, that he will never be arrested." To say to those who want to make me ineligible in Brasília: only God can get me out of there."

Translated by Kiratiana Freelon

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