Thousands of people took to the streets in municipalities in all regions of Brazil this Thursday, September 7, to celebrate the 29th edition of the Cry of the Excluded. Once again, the traditional Independence Day demonstration echoed the voice 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 locality, the groups added other slogans and defended causes that afflict their populations.
Furthermore, in the first Grito after the end of the government of Jair Bolsonaro (Liberal Party), the participants demanded the arrest of the former president, investigated for a series of alleged crimes. Below, we gather images and stories about some of the events carried out this Thursday.
Students, indigenous people, representatives of popular movements, religious organizations and unions gathered for the Cry of the Excluded and the Excluded march, in the city of Belém, capital of the state of Pará. Hundreds of people took to the streets of the city and demanded justice for Bruno Pereira, 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.
Blumenau (Santa Catarina)
In Blumenau, Santa Catarina, representatives of the popular movements took to the streets of the central region to call for the unity of workers. Families members of the Landless Rural Workers Movement (MST) and sympathizers brought products from the 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 joined together for the Cry of the Excluded in Curitiba. The group left the Santo Dias Training Center, in the historic Vila Torres, and headed to the Indigenous Passage House (CAPAI), a recent conquest of the movement. The event also included the distribution of a lunch for more than 500 people by Marmitas da Terra and the MST.
A demonstration that was born from the roots of society and popular struggles for rights. The Cry of the Excluded in Fortaleza, capital of Ceará, brought together hundreds of people and numerous entities with the aim of uniting the countryside and the city on the periphery, denouncing the various forms of exclusion in one of the largest cities in the world. country.
In Goiânia, state of Goiás, the event of the Cry of the Excluded and the Excluded had the fundamental participation of the Catholic Church, which had an important change of position in the city after the arrival of Archbishop Dom João Justino, who assumed office in February 2022. Participants joined the Paulo Freire Occupation, in Setor Solar Ville, to demonstrate for the rights of marginalized people.
Popular organizations from the countryside and the city joined together for the Cry of the Excluded in Maceió, Alagoas. The participants in the event paraded along the same route as the Independence Day civic parade, and the leaders were received by Vice Governor Ronaldo Lessa, who heads the executive in the absence of Governor Paulo Dantas, who is traveling in China.
Presidente Prudente (São Paulo)
In a city heavily involved in agribusiness, the Cry of the Excluded and the Excluded of Presidente Prudente, in the state of São Paulo, joined the participants of the Agrarian Reform Fair. Fighting for rights and equality, representatives of popular movements, religious organizations and other leaders spoke with the population about the challenges facing the city.
Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro)
The fight against violence set the tone for the Cry of the Excluded in Rio de Janeiro, in the state of the same name. Mothers and other relatives of victims of the State carried signs and messages asking for justice. The agenda included the fight for housing and against hunger and inequality.
São Leopoldo (Rio Grande do Sul)
The event of the Cry of the Excluded in São Leopoldo, in the metropolitan region of Porto Alegre, was marked by emotion. At least 39 people died due to the rains in the state in recent days, and they were honored. The event had to take place in a closed space due to weather conditions. The installation of a community kitchen in Encantado was announced to distribute food to families affected by the floods.
Saint Matthew (Holy Spirit)
Students from the Assentamento Zumbi dos Palmares Municipal School, of the MST, participated in the event of the Cry of the Excluded in São Mateus, in the state of Espírito Santo. More than 140 students experienced pedagogical activities on the topic during the week and this Thursday they took their reflections to the march.
São Paulo (Sao Paulo)
Thousands of people took to the streets of the country’s largest city on September 7 in defense of social rights and for the arrest of former president Jair Bolsonaro. The event, as is tradition, took place peacefully, but the Military Police was sent to protect the Monument to the Flags, a tribute to the São Paulo bandeirantes, descendants of Europeans who toured the country looking for gold and capturing enslaved people in the colonial period.
Senhor do Bonfim (Bahia)
Farmers of the MST of the Northern Region of Bahia, who are part of the Egídio Brunetto Brigade, participated in the Cry of the Excluded in the city of Senhor do Bonfim, in Bahia, along with representatives of other popular movements, unions and organizations.
Editing: Nadini Lopes and Geisa Marques