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Mass protests against Brazil's president

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  • 3rd October, 2021 04:36:48 PM
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Mass protests against Brazil's president

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Thousands of people have taken to the streets in towns and cities across Brazil to protest against the country's president Jair Bolsonaro.

The protests were organised by opposition parties and trade unions and fall exactly one year ahead of the country's elections, reports BBC.

Mr Bolsonaro is currently falling behind in opinion polls.

Many Brazilians are upset at the president's handling of the pandemic - more than 600,000 people have died.

Demonstrations took place in more than 160 towns and cities on Saturday.

There have been more than 100 requests filed with the Chamber of Deputies to impeach Mr Bolsonaro. However, its leader has refused to follow up on them.

Brazil's Supreme court recently approved several investigations into Mr Bolsonaro.