According to the associations of the two initiatives, in a statement to Lusa, there were around 250 people today at the protest in Rossio, which took place between 17:00 and 19:00, and around 200 passed by Largo Camões at 19 : 15, in an action that started at 18:00.
The Rossio protest was organized by the Lisbon nucleus of the Workers Party (PT), with the Alvito collective, the Revolu collective and the Communist Party of Brazil and, according to the coordinator of the PT Lisbon nucleus, Pedro Prola, also had the support from Portuguese parties and organizations such as the PCP, BE, the Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC) and SOS Racism.
At Rossio there was “batucada and speeches by the organizers” and a new protest was scheduled, this time “a march”, which will take place in Lisbon on November 13th, said Pedro Prola.
At Largo Camões, where the action organized by Coletivo Andorinha took place, the manifesto “International Solidarity to Brazil: Portugal denounces Bolsonaro genocida” was read, created in Portugal in July, but which has now gained an “Iberian version”, with the inclusion of Spain, told Lusa Débora Dias of the collective.
During the protest, which, as in Rossio, also involved “batucada”, a reward of signatures was promoted for that petition, already signed by public figures such as sociologist Boaventura de Sousa Santos, deputies Beatriz Gomes Dias (BE), Isabel Moreira (PS), Joacine Katar Moreira (not registered) and António Filipe (PCP), writer Alexandra Lucas Coelho, actors Ivo Canelas, Joana de Verona and Cleia Almeida, choreographer João Fiadeiro, directorsgio Treffaut and Susana de Sousa Dias or the singer Sergio Godinho.
According to Débora Dias, the subscription of the document also takes place online, through the Public Petition platform.
In addition to Lisbon, Porto and Braga now share actions and protests in support of the Brazilian movement #ForaBolsonaro.
“The objective of our demonstration is to support the #ForaBolsonaro movement in Brazil. Even living abroad, we are very indignant with what is happening in Brazil, namely with the management of the covid-19 pandemic and now with the accusations of corruption that is emerging “in this context, to Lusa agency, one of the organizers of today’s demonstration in Braga, by journalist Cristina Bighetti.
In Braga, a demonstration against the policies of Jair Bolsonaro – organized by various groups of Brazilian immigrants, such as the Esquerda collective in Braga, the Marielle collective and the Anónimas collective – was scheduled for Praça da República, at 18:00.
“We want to demonstrate against privatization and the timeframe of indigenous lands [que define que os indígenas só podem manter as terras onde já estavam desde 05 de outubro de 1988], the fight against fascism, among other points”, defended to Lusa Nádia Almeida, one of the organizers of the demonstration in Porto, scheduled for 4:00 pm at the Centro Português de Fotografia, in Cordoaria.
“Several collectives are in the organization of this event, including the Portuguese Fight Committee, of which I am a member”, referring also that several collectives and people integrate and organize the actions, actions and demonstrations that are organized in Porto, such as the Estrela collective, namely with the support of the PT Nucleus in Lisbon.
According to the Brazilian movement #ForaBolsonaro, 167 acts and demonstrations were confirmed for today in 160 Brazilian cities and in 14 countries.
Among the countries that host protests, in addition to Portugal, are Germany, Argentina, Canada, United States, Spain, France, England, Italy, Puerto Rico, Switzerland, Denmark, Belgium and Austria.
According to the #ForaBolsonaro movement, several political associations and social entities are united and committed to democracy and with the objective of establishing joint initiatives in defense of Brazil and against Bolsonaro policies.