14:57 31.05.2020 (updated 15:12 31.05.2020) Short URL
This Sunday (31), at least three Brazilian capitals registered acts in favor of democracy and against the government of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro.
In São Paulo, hundreds of protesters participated in the event on Avenida Paulista. The demonstration was called by anti-fascist football fans and led by Gaviões da Fiel, from Corinthians.
Gaviões da Fiel, in an anti-fascist crowd on Avenida Paulista, early this Sunday afternoon, calling for democracy. pic.twitter.com/cIBRLaUOGj
– Kaique Dalapola (@KaiqueDalapola) May 31, 2020
At the end of the demonstration, there were scenes of violence and confrontation with police repression. At least three people were arrested.
A group of protesters in favor of President Jair Bolsonaro was also present in the region and was isolated by the military police.
In Rio de Janeiro, an organized crowd of Flamengo also performed an act for democracy in the Copacabana neighborhood.
In Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, protesters also took to the streets summoned by organized supporters.
Just as in São Paulo with the support of Corinthians and other football teams, in Belo Horizonte the Athletes also did an act this Sunday against fascism. 👇🏾 pic.twitter.com/DK51WD3d83
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Demonstration in Rio de Janeiro calls for an end to police violence
A demonstration is scheduled to take place in front of the headquarters of the state government of Rio de Janeiro against the increasing police violence in the state this Sunday afternoon (31).
In April, even during the quarantine due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there was a record for the so-called "deaths by state intervention", the civilian deaths caused by the police.
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Neilton Pinto cries during the funeral of his son, João Pedro Pinto, 14 years old. According to witnesses, the teenager was shot during a police operation against drug dealers in São Gonçalo, Rio de Janeiro.
During the month of April, the first full month under quarantine, 177 deaths were caused by police in the state, according to data from the Rio de Janeiro Public Security Institute. With the result, this was the month of April with the most deaths since the beginning of the historical series, in 2003.
The month of April 2020 was also the second with more deaths caused by the police in the history of Rio de Janeiro, behind only July 2019, when 195 people were killed by the police.