The organizers of the demonstration called by President Jair Bolsonaro (PL) in Rio de Janeiro, on the 7th of September, managed to confirm the participation of Brazilian Air Force (FAB) planes and Navy warships on the edge of Copacabana.
After being forced to retreat from the presence of tanks and soldiers from the Armed Forces on Avenida Atlântica, in the south of the city, and seeing confirmation that the military parade will take place in downtown Rio, Bolsonaro has not abandoned the idea of involving the military in his campaign. political act on Independence Day.
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According to a report published by columnist Lauro Jardim, in the newspaper O Globo, the Esquadrilha da Fumaça, from FAB, will perform maneuvers and acrobatics in the skies of Avenida Atlântica during the Bolsonarista act. The Navy will also make its contribution: warships will cross the Guanabara Bay and sail the Copacabana Sea on that date.
Officially, the reason for both demonstrations is the bicentennial celebration. According to the columnist for O Globo, however, “it is not necessary to add two and two together to understand that they will serve the campaign, the reelection”.
At the event in which he was officially announced as a candidate for reelection by the Liberal Party (PL), Bolsonaro summoned supporters to the rallies on September 7.
“We are not going to leave Brazil. We are the majority, we are good. We are willing to fight for our freedom and our homeland. I call on you all now so that everyone on the 7th of September takes to the streets for the last time,” she urged.
The chief executive also said that “these few deaf people in black capes have to understand what the voice of the people is”, in reference to the ministers of the Federal Supreme Court (STF).
“They have to understand that it is the Executive and the Legislative powers who make the laws”, he continued, in provocation to the ministers of the STF and the Superior Electoral Court (TSE), who have taken a stand against the Bolsonarist threats.
Editing: Rebeca Cavalcante