Brazil: Bolsonaro supporters protest the results of the second round of the presidential election

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Approximately 24 hours after the results of the Brazilian presidential election giving winner Luis Ignacio Lula Da Silva to the detriment of Jair Bolsonaro, the supporters of the incumbent president demonstrated in several major cities of the country, to protest against the results.

The highways of almost 23 states were blocked by tires and invested by truckers. These demonstrators do not accept the verdict of the ballot box. Acre, Amazonas, Bahia, Ceará, Distrito Federal, Espírito Santo, Goiás, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Maranhão, Minas Gerais, Pará, Paraíba, Paraná, Pernambuco, Rio de Janeiro, Rio Grande do Sul, Rio Grande do Norte, Rondônia, Roraima, Santa Catarina, São Paulo, Sergipe and Tocantins were the states involved.

The president-elect is to take office in the Planalto Palace on January 1, 2023. While the current president did not make a statement after the outpouring of supporters in the streets, the country’s federal supreme court formed a majority in the early hours of this November 1 to demand the unblocking of the roads. According to the statement of inspector Christiano Vasconcellos of the Federal Highway Police (PRF) to CNN Brasil, the order to unblock the highways is immediate, stressing that the agents have already taken action and that this will be done gradually and quickly.
The silence of Jair Bolsonaro almost 48 hours after the coronation of Lula, his opponent, would be at the base of this reaction among his supporters according to more than one.

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