Tens of thousands rally against president’s Covid policies in Brazil

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Tens of thousands of Brazilians took to the streets of dozens of cities on Saturday to protest against the Covid-19 policies of President Jair Bolsonaro and his government. In Rio de Janeiro, demonstrators marched from the statue of Zumbi de Palmares, a hero of the Afro-Brazilian human rights movement. In the afternoon, protesters in Sao Paulo filled the central avenue Paulista. In Recife, the police used rubber bullets and tear gas against protesters, and a councillor was attacked with pepper spray. Demonstrators demanded that the government impeach Bolsonaro, procure much-needed coronavirus …

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