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Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro Has Urged Protesting Truck Drivers To Clear The Roads

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro has urged protesting truck drivers to clear the roads and take their demonstrations elsewhere after the results of Sunday's election was announced.

Dr. Cooney Blades
Nov 03, 202274 Shares1805 Views
Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro has urged protesting truck drivers to clear the roadsand take their demonstrations elsewhere after the results of Sunday's election was announced.
Since it was reported that Mr. Bolsonaro's left-wing challenger Lula won the election, supporters of the far-right president have erected hundreds of barriers across the country. These roadblocks have been placed throughout Brazil.
Mr. Bolsonaro stated that stopping traffic by blocking roads was not a "legitimate" form of protest. He encouraged individuals to demonstrate their disapproval in alternative ways.
The results of Sunday's presidential run-off election, which saw former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva barely win with 50.9% of valid ballots, have been rejected outright by a significant number of Bolsonaro's most ardent fans.
Because they were upset with the outcome, truck drivers all around the country set up roadblocks. They have been going on for three days so far and have caused a significant amount of interruption to the transportation of supplies, including food and fuel.
Although the federal highway police said that more than 700 blockades had been removed at this point, the police have had a difficult time bringing an end to all of the obstructions.
In response to the roadblocks, Mr. Bolsonaro said the following in a video that was uploaded to his Twitter account on Wednesday:
I know you are upset... Me too. But we have to keep our heads straight. I want to make an appeal: clear the roads. Blocking roads obstructs our right to come and go, which is in our constitution.- Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro
However, he encouraged protesters to find other ways to demonstrate, and he welcomed the several rallies that have been conducted in his support. At these gatherings, people displayed Brazilian flags and screamed anti-Lula slogans.
A number of people have voiced their support for Mr. Bolsonaro's continued rule by advocating for military involvement.
He stated: "This is very welcome and is part of democracy,"
Even while Mr. Bolsonaro has not yet admitted defeat in front of the public, he did not question the election outcome in a speech that he delivered on Tuesday.
In the address, he also indicated his acceptance of the transfer of power, which the Supreme Court of Brazil stated shortly after the event demonstrated proved that he had acknowledged the outcome of the election.
The inauguration of Lula as Mr. Bolsonaro's successor on January 1 will mark the end of Mr. Bolsonaro's term as president.

Conclusion

Lula, who served as president of Brazil from 2003 to 2010, is now 77 years old and will become the oldest person to ever take office in that capacity if he wins.
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