Massive Crowds Show Support for Bolsonaro in Rio

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Thousands of supporters of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro took to the streets of Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday for Independence Day celebrations to support the embattled president, who has vowed to issue an ultimatum to the Supreme Court. Drone images showed massive crowds at street rallies scheduled across the country that would reinforce the right-wing leader's push to prove he is a strong candidate for reelection — despite slumping poll ratings — and recover momentum after a string of setbacks. Bolsonaro also seeks support in his feud with the Supreme Court, which has been probing his allies for allegedly organizing anti-democratic acts and spreading false information. But the demonstrations carry the risk of violence that could be perceived as stemming from the president's influence. (AP)
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