Tsavkko Garcia, Raphael
Publication year: 2021

Brazil will celebrate another Independence Day on September 7, but this year the celebrations are being used by supporters of far-right president Jair Bolsonaro as a thermometer of his popularity. In fact, some supporters of the president are calling for a military coup for that date.

Pro-Bolsonaro groups have organized across the country, calling for a new military regime. Governors fear that the military police may rebel and start an uprising that would force the army to take a stand.

Earlier this week, Colonel Aleksander Lacerda, a senior figure in the São Paulo Military Police, issued a call on Facebook for his friends to take part in the September 7 demonstrations in Brasilia. Lacerda was immediately suspended, which further inflamed tensions between governors and the powerful military police.

Full article at Latino Rebels’ website. Date of publication: 27/08/2021.

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