What Were Yesterday's Tumultuous Pro-Bolsonaro Protests in Brazil About?

Published September 8, 2021 22,194 Views

Leading up to Brazil's Independence Day protests, the media narrative from both the Brazilian and international press was largely reductive and alarmist: widespread, coordinated violence was likely as Bolsonaro plots a coup. The realities are far more complex and nuanced, and it is impossible to understand yesterday's tumultuous events in Brazil without understanding that context.

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