(Rio de Janeiro) Tens of thousands of Brazilians staged a nationwide protest on Saturday against President Jair Bolzano, who is under preliminary investigation, on suspicion of failing to report bribery in procurement vaccines.
“More than 500,000 people have already been killed by this government as a result of false policies, inboxes, lies, and this ridiculous scandal surrounding vaccines now,” said Patricia de Lima Mendes, a 47-year-old AFP protester in Rio.
He is accused of managing a corona virus infection that has already killed more than 500,000 people in a country of more than 212 million. This is the third day since the end of May that Bolzano has been mobilized to leave.
The AFP journalist noted that “Genocidal Bolzano”, “This is not a rejection, this is corruption” or “Yes to vaccines”, could be read on the stamped boards at another demonstration that gathered tens of thousands of people in the center of Sao Paulo.
In addition to the T-shirts and red flags of trade unions and social movements, many protesters unfurled the Brazilian flag in an attempt to reclaim the national emblem commonly used by supporters of the far-right president.
“People have gone from demonstrations on the internet to demonstrations in the streets. Recent allegations and information (related to the corruption case) contributed to this, ”said Ana Claudia Lima, a 32-year-old social worker who took part in a protest in S பாo Paulo.
According to pictures released by the Brazilian media, meetings were held at the invitation of the opposition in several cities, including Brasilia, Belem (north), Recife (northeast), and Porto Alegre (south).
It is suspected that the far-right president blindly suspected corruption allegations reported by an official of the Ministry of Health.
The official, who testified before the Senate Inquiry Committee (ICC), said the Indian vaccine was “under different pressure” to agree to charge higher doses of covax.
The Brazilian government announced on Friday that it would open a preliminary investigation into the allegations against the head of state by three senators accused of being “proactive” in the matter.
“The president did not take any action after being warned that there was a huge corruption network within the Ministry of Health,” said Randolph Rodriguez, vice-president of the ICC. One of these three senators is the Supreme Court.
Several opposition parties filed a fresh lawsuit against the president in the Brazilian Chamber of Deputies on Wednesday.
According to experts, this new demand is unlikely to succeed, but it will allow the opposition to increase political pressure on the president.