The campaign in Brazil entered its final stretch, facing the elections next Sunday, in which the next president will be defined. Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva will seek his third term against the far-right Jair Bolsonaro, who aspires to his re-election. 72 hours from the ballottage, supporters of the PT leader warned of the escalation of violence by supporters of the current president.
Humberto Costa, Lula’s former Health Minister and current senator, shared a video on Twitter in which it is observed how a group of Bolsonarists bursts into a demonstration of Lula’s supporters. In cars, the followers of the car go through the act of the PT and provoke the protesters.
Costa, who chairs the Human Rights Commission of the Upper House, warned before the first round on October 2 that “we are experiencing a climate of great tension.” At the end of September, presciently, he stated that “there are going to be very difficult times”because “Bolsonaro gave up trying to win the elections through the vote, that’s why he creates all the possible difficultiesis going to promote riots and mobilize its social base to cause trouble”.
Two days ago, a group of Bolsonaristas attacked a PT act in Rio de Janeiro with their eggs. in which senator Simone Tebet participated, third in the first round, and who advanced her support for Lula.
For his part, last Sunday, former deputy Roberto Jefferson, an ally of Bolsonaro, barricaded himself in his house to avoid his arrest. A gun enthusiast, he resisted the shots: he fired at least 50 shots and two officers were injured by a grenade explosion. “The government of hate has to end”Costa warned in his tweet.