Protests Erupt in Brazil, Bolsonaro Threatens October Election

By Democracy Now

HAVANA TIMES – In Brazil, thousands of people took to the streets of cities across the country Thursday in defense of democracy, after far-right President Jair Bolsonaro threatened to reject the results of October’s first-round presidential election if he loses. Former leftist Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, who is running again, currently leads in the polls. Bolsonaro has been claiming — without evidence — Brazil’s electronic voting system is vulnerable to fraud. This is a protester in Rio de Janeiro.

Pedro Lucas: “We are here to ask for free elections, free education and improvements for our people, because our people cannot be dying of hunger.”

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