Thousands in Brazil protest against President Bolsonaro’s COVID-19 response

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    Thousands of Brazilians in over 200 cities and towns across the country protested on Saturday against President Jair Bolsonaro’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. With banners and posters, the protesters called for Bolsonaro’s departure from the presidency and also defended emergency aid and the enhancement of education and health in the country.

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