Young Brazilians take to the streets over hate attacks

Young Brazilians take to the streets over hate attacks

And so it begins... — Earlier this week, Brazil elected the racist, sexist, climate change-denying neofascist Jair Bolsonaro to be president. Now, it’s time for resistance.

It’s less than a week since neofascist Jair Bolsonaro was elected president, adding Brazil to the shameful list of countries now run by hard-right, anti-poor, anti-minority authoritarians.

Since the election, four indigenous communities have been attacked by extremists. In the state of Pernambuco, an indigenous school and its health centre were set alight. Another incident saw armed groups fire rubber bullets and live ammunition at members of a community in Mato Grosso do Sul. Further attacks are feared by indigenous peoples, landless peasants and other vulnerable groups.

Thankfully, none of this will happen without a fight. Last night, pro-democracy protesters, mostly young people, were out in their tens of thousands in Sao Paulo to kick off the resistance. Lucca Messer tagged along to document.

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