Brazil’s president, Jair Bolsonaro, may have scary plans ahead of next year’s presidential election in the country, according to several former world leaders. There are also fears that Tuesday’s Independence Day in Brazil could end in violent clashes.
In an open letter, they write that Bolsonaro and his allies are now possibly preparing to carry out a military coup in Brazil.
The letter is signed by several influential people, including former presidents, prime ministers and prominent left-wing public figures.
It writes British The Guardian the day before Brazil’s Independence Day, Tuesday 7 September. It is expected that millions will then take to the streets to show their support for the president.
In the letter, they claim that they massive demonstrations which has been warned across the country, and which Bolsonaro has encouraged, could pose a danger to democracy and could end in a revolt similar to the attack by Donald Trump’s supporters on Congress on January 6.
Demonstrations for the president in recent times have also been directed at the country’s Supreme Court and the Brazilian Congress.
The people behind the letter believe that the demonstrations – which have included racist groups claiming that the white race is superior, officials at all political levels and military police – “raise fears of a coup in the world’s third largest democracy”.