BRAZILIA – Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro joined a rally on horseback Sunday as supporters urged the Supreme Court to close down the right-wing leader because one of its judges likened the risks to Brazil’s democracy to that of Hitler’s Germany.
Polansaro, who deepened a political crisis during the world’s worst novel Coronavirus, has slandered the Supreme Court for investigating his involvement in police affairs and investigating his supporters for slander and intimidation.
The former military chief and defender of Brazil’s 1964-1985 military government has condemned the investigation and warned not to follow “absurd orders” and warned that the court could “plunge Brazil into a political crisis.”
Bolzanaro flew in a military helicopter during the Brazilian rally, where demonstrators held banners calling for the closure of Brazil’s Congress and the Supreme Court, known as the SDF. One said: “Military intervention – now the Congress and the SDF.
Supreme Court Justice Chelsea de Mello, who is responsible for investigating the former Justice Minister’s allegation that Bolzanaro tried to interfere with law enforcement for personal reasons, said the president’s supporters were seeking military dictatorship.
“After Hitler was elected by popular vote, we must oppose the destruction of the democratic order in order to avoid what happened in the Weimar Republic … repealed the constitution and did not hesitate to impose a dictatorship in 1933,” de Mello told other magistrates.
Someone familiar with the matter confirmed the authenticity of the message, which was also reported in Brazilian newspapers. De Mello’s office said the news was “exclusively personal.”
Bolzanaro said his intentions were democratic and that his opponents were trampling on the constitution in an attempt to oust him.
After his helicopter ride, the president walked into the rally and shook hands with supporters, not wearing a mask, despite its use in the capital to fight the Corona virus outbreak. He then mounted a police horse and passed the crowd.
On Saturday night, a group of Bolzanaro’s masked supporters marched toward the courthouse.
During Sunday’s demonstrations in Sao Paulo, Bolsonaro’s protesters marched to a main avenue to protest “fascism” and clashed with riot police who intervened to prevent a president’s supporters from approaching a rally.
Police used tear gas to push back the stone-throwing youths.