Democracy at Risk in Brazil! - Poster of the Week
Digital Print, 2023
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On Sunday, hundreds of far-right supporters of Brazil’s ex-president Jair Bolsonaro stormed the capital Brasília in a violent, January 6th-like protest of the newly elected president Luiz Inacio “Lula” da Silva. Their ultimate goal was to trigger a military intervention and remove the left-wing Lula from office. Nearly 1,500 people were arrested for destruction and vandalism.
Lula, and many others, blame Bolsonaro for instigating the violent election deniers. Bolsonaro offered a half-hearted condemnation of the rioters for their actions, but defended their right to protest. Bolsonaro may be absolved from any criminal charges because he fled the country to avoid participating in the transition of presidential power.