Brazil will celebrate another Independence Day on September 7, but this year the celebrations are being used by supporters of far-right president Jair Bolsonaro as a thermometer of his popularity. In fact, some supporters of the president are calling for a military coup for that date.
Pro-Bolsonaro groups have organized across the country, calling for a new military regime. Governors fear that the military police may rebel and start an uprising that would force the army to take a stand.
Earlier this week, Colonel Aleksander Lacerda, a senior figure in the São Paulo Military Police, issued a call on Facebook for his friends to take part in the September 7 demonstrations in Brasilia. Lacerda was immediately suspended, which further inflamed tensions between governors and the powerful military police.
Full article at Latino Rebels’ website. Date of publication: 27/08/2021.