Protesters continue calls for military intervention in Brazil

Aerial view of supporters of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro taking part in a protest to ask for federal intervention outside Brazil’s Armed Forces Headquarters in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on November 2, 2022. (Photo by Miguel SCHINCARIOL / AFP) (Photo by MIGUEL SCHINCARIOL/AFP via Getty Images)

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UPDATED 12:40 PM PT – Monday, November 7, 2022

Protesters supporting President Jair Bolsonaro have taken to the streets of Brazil to demand that armed forces intervene and reject the electoral victory of President-elect Luiz Ignacio Lula da Silva.

On Sunday, groups waved the nation’s yellow-and-green flags while chanting slogans such as “SOS Armed Forces.”

#BRAZIL: Massive crowd this Sunday around the Southeastern Military Command in Sao Paulo. The intensity of protests in Brazil keep its strength a week after the election results. A general strike is scheduled to take place on Monday. #BrazilianSpring

— Direto da América (@DiretoDaAmerica) November 7, 2022

The demonstrations came after Bolsonaro urged his supporters to lift roadblocks. He said the roadblocks are preventing people from coming and going which is turn will hurt the economy.

Many people in the country are up in arms about the election results that came in last week, sparking protests from Rio de Janeiro to Brasilia.

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