Brazil: Bolsonaro, militants block airport in Sao Paulo

Brazil: Bolsonaro, militants block airport in Sao Paulo

BRASILIA, NOVEMBER 25 – A group of supporters of the outgoing Brazilian president, Jair Bolsonaro, blocked the access road to Viracopos international airport, in the state of Sao Paulo, today before dawn, protesting for alleged fraud that allowed victory by Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in the presidential ballot of 30 October.

The initiative was promoted by lorry drivers who blocked the passage of vehicles, also placing logs and earth on the road surface, until the arrival of the forces of order who, before 8 local time, with the help of tractors, restored the passage and put an end to the protest.

The demonstrators staged their protest at the intersection of the Santos Dumont and Miguel Melhado Campos highways, near Campinas, about 100 kilometers from the city of São Paulo.

In recent weeks, Bolsonaro’s supporters have erected checkpoints on hundreds of roads across the country, which however have lost strength over the days, also due to the intervention of the national police.

Instead, some sit-ins continued in front of a Brazilian army headquarters east of Sao Paulo, at the army headquarters in Brasilia and other military units, to urge a military intervention.

Meanwhile Bolsonaro, who has not yet acknowledged his defeat, met yesterday with the commanders of the Armed Forces and with General Walter Souza Braga Netto, a former candidate for vice president.