Thousands of people took to the streets in municipalities across all regions of the country this Thursday, September 7, for the 29th edition of the Shout of the Excluded and the Excluded. Once again, the Independence Day demonstration echoed the voices of marginalized people and organizations.
With the common motto “What are you hungry and thirsty for?”, the protesters asked for decent food for everyone. In each location, the groups added other agendas and also fought for causes that afflict their populations.
Furthermore, in the first Shout after the end of Jair Bolsonaro’s (PL) government, participants demonstrated support for the arrest of the former president, who was being investigated for a series of alleged crimes. Check out images and reports about some of the events carried out this Thursday below.
Students, indigenous people, representatives of popular movements, religious entities and unions gathered for the Grito dos Excluídos and Excluded Women march in Belém (PA). Hundreds of people took to the streets of the city, and demanded justice for Bruno Pereira and Dom Phillips, Dorothy Stang, Dilma Ferreira da Silva, Chico Mendes, Padre Josimo and other leaders who were victims of violence against human rights defenders in the Amazon region.
In Blumenau (SC), representatives of popular movements took to the streets of the central region to call for workers to unite. Families who are members of the Landless Rural Workers Movement (MST) and supporters took products from settlements in the region to show the fruits of their work.
Indigenous organizations, popular movements, representatives of the black movement, social pastorals, religious groups and unions came together for the Cry of the Excluded in Curitiba (PR). The group left the Santo Dias Training Center, in the historic Vila Torres, and went to the Casa de Passagem Indígena (Capai), a recent achievement of the movement. The event also included the distribution of lunch to more than 500 people by Marmitas da Terra and the MST.
A manifestation born from the roots of society and popular struggles for rights. The Shout of the Excluded in Fortaleza (CE) brought together hundreds of people and many entities with the aim of uniting the countryside and the city on the outskirts, denouncing the various forms of exclusion in one of the largest cities in the country.
In Goiânia (GO), the Cry of the Excluded saw fundamental participation from the Catholic church, which had an important change of position in the city after the arrival of Archbishop Dom João Justino, who took office in February 2022. The participants came together to Ocupação Paulo Freire, in Setor Solar Ville, to demonstrate for the rights of marginalized people.
Popular organizations from the countryside and the city came together for the Cry of the Excluded and the Excluded in Maceió (AL). Participants in the event paraded along the same route where the Independence Day civic parade passed, and leaders were received by vice-governor Ronaldo Lessa, who is heading the executive in the absence of governor Paulo Dantas, who is traveling to China.
Presidente Prudente (SP)
In a city heavily involved in agribusiness, the Cry of the Excluded and Excluded from Presidente Prudente (SP) joined the participants of the Agrarian Reform Fair. In the fight for rights and equality, representatives of popular movements, religious organizations and other leaders spoke to the population about the challenges faced in the city.
Rio de Janeiro – RJ)
The fight against violence set the tone for the Cry of the Excluded in Rio de Janeiro (RJ). Mothers and other family members of state victims carried posters and messages asking for justice. The fight for housing, hunger and inequality is also on the agenda.
São Leopoldo (RS)
The act of the Shout of the Excluded and the Excluded in São Leopoldo, in the metropolitan region of Porto Alegre, was marked by emotion. At least 39 people died as a result of the rains in the state in recent days, and were honored. The act was even carried out in a closed space due to weather conditions. An announcement was made about the installation of a community kitchen in Encantado to distribute food to families affected by the floods.
São Mateus (ES)
Students from the Assentamento Zumbi dos Palmares Municipal School, from the MST, participated in the Shout of the Excluded in São Mateus (ES). More than 140 students experienced educational activities on the topic during the week and this Thursday they took reflections on the topic to the march.
Thousands of people took to the streets in the country’s largest city this September 7th in defense of social rights and the arrest of former president Jair Bolsonaro. The act, as is traditional, took place peacefully, but military police were sent to protect the Monument to the Flags, a tribute to the São Paulo bandeirantes, the descendants of Europeans who traveled the country in search of gold and slaves in the colonial period.
Senhor do Bonfim (BA)
MST farmers in the Northern Region of Bahia, who are part of the Egídio Brunetto Brigade, participated in the Cry of the Excluded in the Bahian city of Senhor do Bonfim, together with representatives of other popular movements, unions and other organizations.
Editing: Geisa Marques