500 red roses for Covid 19 victims: Brazil pays tribute on Copacabana beach

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    #Demonstrators from the Rio de Paz human rights group place #roses on #Copacabana beach in memory of #Brazil’s half a million #Covid-19 #victims, as the it became the second country after the United States to surpass 500,000 deaths. On Saturday 19, thousands took to the streets across Brazil to protest against President Jair #Bolsonaro’s pandemic response, blasting the leader for not acquiring vaccines fast enough and for questioning the need for mask-wearing.

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