A Bolsonaristas’ rowdy at Nossa Senhora Aparecida’s festivities Wednesday the 12th will be one of the themes of the first presidential debate on Sunday, which will be televised by Band and Culture. Drunk Bolsoneristas harassed a young man wearing a red shirt outside the basilica of Aparecida in the heart of São Paulo and threatened a group of journalists from TV Vanguarda and TV Aparecida who had to take refuge in the church. A mass disturbance ensued as the president’s supporters chanted slogans and chanted a chorus of “legend”. During the main Mass sermon, Bolsoneristas chanted Diocesan Archbishop Monsignor Orlando Brandes, for talking about hunger in the country. There have never been incidents of this magnitude in previous festivals.
The president did not apologize for the behavior of his militia. In the only real post about his visit to the city, he showed scenes of being cheered by the faithful. 11th Tuesday, the day before Vijayadashami BolsonaroCNBB (National Conference of Brazilian Bishops), lamented the note The president’s participation in the celebration “is a way to get votes in the second round” and “candidates cannot use religious moments in particular”. Lula Hold Bolsonaro accountable for the aggression in Abarecida.
Sunday’s debate is the first in a second round between Lula and Bolsonaro. Don’t expect a proposal debate. Over the past few weeks, Bolsonaro has called his opponent a “bingo and a thief” and a “genocide.”
Images of Bolsonaro rioters in Abarecida intensify a religious divide in the campaign. The first candidate supported by leaders of all evangelical denominations, Bolsonaro formed the government with the largest religious intervention this century. Pastors were appointed to lead the education and human rights ministries, and for the first time an evangelical lawyer was appointed. Supremo Tribunal Federal. Throughout the campaign, Bolsonaro strengthened his relationship with evangelical churches, spreading the lie that Lula would close the temples if elected.
As in physics, in politics every action has an equal reaction. The collaboration of evangelical leaders resulted in a rapprochement between the CNBB and Lula and the PT after years of conflict. In 2006, the CNBB endorsed Geraldo Alcmin for president, and in 2010, Election Pope Benedict 16 issued statements against Dilma Rousseff. Fearful of the power amassed by evangelical leaders, the bishops reached out again.
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