The president of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, suffered the worst cacerolazo in his two years and 15 days in office in all the capitals of the country, and even in neighborhoods where in 2018 he had been the broad winner, within the framework of criticism of his management of the pandemic, the uncertainty regarding vaccination and the lack of oxygen in hospitals in Manaus, Amazonas.
The upper middle class neighborhoods of ManaosBolsonaro’s bastion in the 2018 elections and the municipal elections of last November, showed a rejection of the president, in a city that suffers its second hospital collapse due to the pandemic, which caused 208,246 deaths.
The cacerolazos shouting “Bolsonaro and” Genocida “were heard in popular and rich neighborhoods of Saint Paul and Rio de Janeiro, according to the media.
One of the organizers of the cacerolazo is the businessman and ultra-liberal television host Luciano Huck, considered a presidential candidate by the Democratic party for 2022, who in the second round of 2018 called Bolsonaro to vote against Fernando Haddad, of the leftist Workers Party.
From 8:30 p.m. and for ten minutes, the pots were heard in Río de Janeiro, Belo Horizonte, Porto Alegre, Curitiba, Florianópolis, Salvador, Recife, Fortaleza, Maceió y Sao Luiz, among other cities, according to local media.
The resignation requests in the cacerolazo were preceded by a statement by the president of the Chamber and Deputies, Rodrigo Maia, which reduced the momentum of the opposition seeking a political trial, since he affirmed that the impeachment process is something “to discuss in the future”.
Bolsonaro has a parliamentary base capable of obstructing impeachment requests.
The cacerolazos had only been carried out by the leftist opposition in March, when the president questioned the existence of a pandemic. This Friday they were massive.