Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro (PL) speaks in front of hundreds of his supporters during the September 7 demonstration | Photo: EFE/Joedson Alves
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After participating in the military parade celebrating the bicentennial of Brazil's Independence this September 7th, President Jair Bolsonaro (PL) spoke from an electric trio to thousands of supporters at a demonstration that takes place near the Esplanada dos Ministérios, in Brasília. . Check out the full speech below.
In his speech, the president defended freedom and recalled the difficulties of the pandemic and the war in Ukraine, saying that Brazil is now managing to recover its economy. In this regard, he also mentioned Auxílio Brasil and the recent drops in fuel prices.
Bolsonaro also said that Brazil is a mostly Christian country, which defends life from conception.
"We are a mostly Christian homeland that doesn't want the liberation of drugs, that doesn't want abortion legalization, that doesn't admit gender ideology, a country that defends life from conception, that respects children inside the classroom, that respects private property and fights corruption in earnest. This is not a virtue, it is the obligation of any chief executive," he said.
Before the official start of the parade, Bolsonaro walked the Esplanade and greeted the protesters who occupied the stands. At that moment, the president showed his supporters a flag with the words “Brazil without abortion”, received by a demonstrator present on the Esplanade.
Without mentioning the ministers of the Federal Supreme Court (STF), the president spoke, in a campaign tone, about "playing within the four lines of the constitution" and spoke again about the fight "of good against evil", in reference to the Party of Workers.
"It is everyone's obligation to play within the four lines of the constitution. With my re-election, we will bring to the four lines all those who dare to stay outside of it", said the president, who had by his side businessman Luciano Hang, who was targeted of the operation against businessmen authorized by Minister Alexandre de Moraes at the end of last month.
Protesters gathered in Brasilia to hear President Jair Bolsonaro's speech | Photo: Reproduction/Facebook| Playback/Facebook
"We know that we face a struggle between good and evil, an evil that lasted for 14 years in our country, that almost broke our country and that now wants to return to the scene of the crime. They will not return. The people are on our side. The people are on the side of good. The people know what they want", he said, referring to the clash against PT Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva in this year's elections.
Still on the PT opponent, Bolsonaro added: "They ruled Brazil for 14 years and now they want to go back to the crime scene. They won't."
The president also criticized the research institute Datafolha, which showed, last Thursday (1st) the former president Lula at the head of the electoral race. "We don't have the liar Datafolha here. This is our 'data people,'" said the president. “Let's all vote, let's convince those who think differently from us, convince them of what's best for Brazil”.
After the end of the parade and Bolsonaro's speech, the demonstration lost strength and most of the participants in the act have already left the Esplanada dos Ministérios. Some electric trios remain in place, with the expectation of resuming the acts in the afternoon.
DF governor is booed by protesters
Protesters in an electric trio used by supporters of President Jair Bolsonaro (PL) shouted against the governor of the Federal District, Ibaneis Rocha (MDB), in the final acts of the demonstration in Brasília this Wednesday (7).
The "out of Ibaneis" was sung as a protest against the governor's decision to ask the electric trios that occupy the Esplanada dos Ministérios to leave the place and only return to the road this Wednesday afternoon. The expectation of the pro-Bolsonaro protesters was to amend the mobilization with the commemorative parade of the Bicentennial of Independence, which took place this Wednesday morning.
Ibaneis is an ally of Bolsonaro and has former minister Flávia Arruda (PL) on his ticket, who is a candidate for the Senate.
Act in Brasilia is peaceful
The mobilization in Brasília took place peacefully. Protesters carried flags, banners and shirts with the Brazilian flag or Bolsonaro's face, with slogans that emulated the president's slogans, such as "Brazil above all, God above all". Candidates for federal and district deputy aligned with the President of the Republic also took advantage of the act to campaign, alone or accompanied by teams.
Source: Gazeta do Povo