The Guardian reports:
Former presidents, politicians and newspaper editorial boards have lined up to denounce the “moronic” and “anti-democratic” behaviour of Brazil’s far-right leader after he hit the streets to egg on protesters demanding a return to military dictatorship.
As the number of deaths caused by Covid-19 rose to nearly 2,500 on Sunday, Jair Bolsonaro left his presidential palace in Brazil’s capital, Brasília, to fraternize with flag-waving radicals.
Among the demands their banners listed were an end to the social distancing measures opposed by Bolsonaro, the closure of Brazil’s congress and supreme court, and a re-run of a dictatorship-era decree used by military rulers in the late 1960s to suffocate their political opponents.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro joined hundreds of protesters demonstrating against #COVID19 state lockdowns, after firing his health minister last week. He wore no mask and was visibly coughing.
— AJ+ (@ajplus) April 20, 2020
Jair Bolsonaro, in Brasilia, coughing a bit too much pic.twitter.com/klQFVYut9Z
— Noga Tarnopolsky (@NTarnopolsky) April 19, 2020