Fresh protests in Brazil against Bolsonaro’s handling of Covid pandemic

Posted by on June 19, 2021 3:01 pm
Categories: Global Stories

Country’s death toll nears 500,000 as opposition to the president grows and vaccination rates remain low

Thousands of Brazilians return to the streets on Saturday in protest against the response of Jair Bolsonaro’s administration to a pandemic that has killed close on half a million people in the country – the most after the United States.

On the second day of demonstrations in less than a month, the anti-Bolsonaro mobilisation is gaining momentum amid an ascendant curve of Covid-19 infections, while only 11% of 212 million Brazilians have been fully vaccinated, according to local media.

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