Jair Bolsonaro despises blacks, indigenous people, homosexuals...Staff Writer | October 22, 2018
Brazilian women will once again take to the streets to demonstrate against the candidacy of ultra-rightist Jair Bolsonaro, whom polls indicate as the favorite to win the runoff presidential election on October 28.
LatAm Brazilian women protest against ultra right candidate Bolsonaro
When convening the demonstrations this Saturday, the organizers emphasized that the candidacy of the former army captain supports the military dictatorship and torture, explicitly defends the violation of human rights and questions the rights of minorities.
In addition, it constantly threatens the breakdown of democratic normalcy and has poorly presented his government proposals while anticipating a political project of continuity, deepening the attacks on the political and social rights of Brazilian people that were enforced following the coup d'état against President Dilma Rousseff, in 2016.
On September 29, hundreds of thousands of women took to the streets in around 200 cities in Brazil to demonstrate against neo-fascism, the advance of hatred and its main advocate, Bolsonaro.
Convened under the slogan 'Not Him', the rallies were particularly important in cities such as Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, where according to press reports, about 200,000 demonstrators were concentrated in each, and in this capital, with an estimated presence of more than 30,000.
For its part, a movement called United Women against Bolsonaro said that they are united 'because a candidate for the presidency of the country, with a discourse based on hatred, intolerance, authoritarianism and backwardness, threatens our conquests and our already difficult existence.'
'Jair Bolsonaro - the texts highlights - despises blacks, indigenous people, homosexuals and all those who fight in defense of women's rights. He considers Brazilian afro-descendants called here quilombolas as 'vagabonds' and makes apology to the culture of rape.'
'The right-wing PSL candidate represents everything Brazil does not need to overcome the crisis and move forward, which is freedom, equality, social justice and rights,' the movement concludes. ■