As Brazil tops 500K COVID deaths, protests rage against Jair Bolsonaro

Posted by on June 20, 2021 9:44 am
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RIO DE JANEIRO — Anti-government protesters took to the streets in more than a score of cities across Brazil on Saturday as the nation’s confirmed death toll from COVID-19 soared past half a million — a tragedy many critics blame on President Jair Bolsonaro’s attempt to minimize the disease. Thousands gathered in downtown Rio de…