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Bolsonaro leads protests against Congress and the Supreme Court

Monday, June 1st 2020 - 08:52 UTC
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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro joined supporters protesting against Congress and the Supreme Court in Brasilia on Sunday, stoking concerns of an institutional crisis in the nation that now has the world's second-highest number of coronavirus cases after the US. Read full article

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  • Terence Hill

    “Supreme Court Justice Celso de Mello sent a message to fellow court justices comparing Brazil's current political moment to that of Germany under Adolf Hitler.
    ”Military intervention, as intended by Bolsonaro supporters and other autocratic leaders who despise freedom and hate democracy, is nothing but the establishment, in Brazil, of a despicable and abject military dictatorship,“ he said.
    ”With due regard, the 'snake's egg,' similar to what happened in the Weimar Republic (1919-1933), seems to be about to hatch in Brazil,“ he said. ”It is necessary to resist the destruction of the democratic order, to avoid what happened in the Weimar Republic Hitler, after being elected by popular vote and later appointed by President Paul von Hindenburg as chancellor of Germany, did not hesitate to break and nullify the progressive, Weimar's democratic and innovative Constitution, imposing a totalitarian system of power on the country, “Celso de Mello said.
    Last week, Bolsonaro shared the video of an interview in which lawyer Ives Gandra Martins argues that the Armed Forces can act as a moderating power, in a timely manner, when there is an impasse between the other branches of the government.
    According to him, the hypothesis is possible due to article 142 of the Constitution, which deals with the military's institutional role in the country.”
    https://www1.folha.uol.com.br/internacional/en/brazil/2020/06/supreme-court-justice-compares-brazil-to-hitlers-germany-and-says-bolsonaro-supporters-want-abject-dictatorship.shtml?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=newsen

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