Thousands of people took to the streets in Brazilian cities to protest against the country’s president Jair Bolsonaro.
The protests were organized by opposition parties and unions and fall exactly one year before the country’s elections.
Bolsonaro is currently lagging behind in opinion polls.
Many Brazilians are upset by the president’s treatment of the pandemic – more than 600,000 people have died.
Demonstrations took place in more than 160 regions and cities on Saturday.
The footage shows protesters holding signs, calling for Mr Bolsonaro’s departure.
“This president who is there represents everything that is backward in the world – there is hunger, poverty, corruption and we are here to defend democracy,” protester Valdo Oliveira told the AFP news agency.
More than 100 petitions have been filed in the House of Representatives to blame Mr Bolsonaro. However, its leader has refused to follow them.
The Supreme Court of Brazil recently approved several investigations against Mr. Bolsonaro.
Saturday’s protests come after a series of rallies in support of Mr Bolsonaro last month. They were seen as an attempt to demonstrate that he can still attract large crowds of supporters as recent polls prompted him to leave his left-wing rival Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva by nine percentage points.
Elections will not be held until next October, but Mr Bolsonaro’s approval ratings have dropped to an all-time low.
A poll by the Atlas Institute suggested that 61% of Brazilians describe his government’s performance as bad or very bad, up from 23% when he first took office in January 2019.//BBC
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