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Brazil’s Bolsonaro threatens Supreme Court in Independence Day speech

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Tens of thousands of people demonstrated in Brazil on Independence Day, brandishing anti-democratic slogans in a show of support for President Jair Bolsonaro. During a speech in the capital Brasilia, Bolsonaro himself threatened the Federal Supreme Court (STF) in a speech to demonstrators who had travelled to the city from all over the country. “Either the head of this authority keeps him [Alexandre de Moraes] under control, or this authority will suffer what we don’t want,” Bolsonaro said on Tuesday, addressing the president of the Supreme Court, Luiz Fux, and referring to Judge Alexandre de …

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