Brazil goes back to the streets demanding Bolsonaro's removal
Brasilia, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) Brazil's Workers Federation (CUT, in Portuguese) and the fronts Brasil Popular and Povo Sem Medo (People Without Fear) started today new popular demonstrations to demand the removal of President Jair Bolsonaro, which will extend until tomorrow.
The organizers reported that at least 70 cities have confirmed rallies, bicycle marches and public events, without big crowds, to put pressure for the opening of the impeachment process against the president.
The national mobilization also includes the demand called Vaccination Now and Free for the Entire Population, the strengthening of the Unified Health System, the protection of jobs and the extension of the monthly emergency aid of 600 reais (US$ 110) until the end of the Covid-19 pandemic.
For the CUT and social movements, these demands are a concern of Brazilians in the struggle for democracy and the cry Out Bolsonaro in the face of the new composition of the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate, more aligned with the government.
So far, at least 70 impeachment requests against the ex-military officer have been submitted to the legislative body.
The Rede Brasil Atual news website assures that with the election of Arthur Lira as Parliament Speaker, supported by Bolsonaro, the reception of complaints will become more difficult, although the movements believe in the people's pressure for the opening of the exoneration process.
According to the website, CUT national coordinator Raimundo Bonfim warned that the new legislative leader will be an obstacle, but 'without mobilization and organization of events it is really impossible to even put under analysis the impeachment requests'.
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