On the last 7th of September, the acts against the government of the Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro (without party) are summed up in the traditional Cry of the Excluded and Excluded, which since 27 years ago has been a popular counterpoint to the official celebrations of the Day of Independence . In this edition, the motto was “La vida en primer Lugar”.
More than 300 thousand people protested in 200 municipalities at national and international level, according to estimates of the National Campaign “Fuera Bolsonaro”, an association of more than 80 entities that has called demonstrations since May this year.
“Today the streets are marked between those that defiend democracy and food on the plate and those that defiend the dictatorship and rifle. Our cry will continue in defense of the pueblo”, says Josué Rocha, of the coordination of the campaign.
In decades of cities, the protests were accompanied by solidarity actions, with the collection and donation of tons of food to the population most affected by the hambre.
In addition to demanding immediate solutions to one of the worst moments of the economic and social crisis, the demonstrators rejected Bolsonaro’s coup threats, which led to a military intervention against the Judicial and Legislative Power.
“Sin duda, we’ve had the Mayor Grito de los Excluidos in these 27 years of existence, but the most important thing was to carry out this act in front of every fascist speech and every fear narrative constructed by the coupists”, stated Rocha.
In the capital of São Paulo, the act promoted the collection of 15 tons of food in the perecederos, intended for families in need in the capital of São Paulo.
The coordinator of the Pueblo Sin Miedo Front and the Movement of Workers without Tech (MTST), Guilherme Boulos (PSOL), spoke to some 50 thousand people in the Anhangabaú Valley, in the center of São Paulo.
“We are inheritors of a generation that lives for democracy, of a generation that has been tortured, persecuted, censored and murdered. We will not deliver our liberation to them,” he announced.
Rio de Janeiro
In Rio de Janeiro (RJ), the act brought together more than 30,000 people in the city center, according to estimates by the Popular Brazil and Pueblo Sin Miedo Fronts. According to the evaluation of the organizers, this is the highest number of participants in the history of the Cry of the Excluded and the Excluded in Rio.
“The young people are making up the 27th Cry of the Excluded because the Brazilian pueblo does not support this genocidal government that kills with bullets, with a hambre and with the virus”, says Maíra Marinho, of the national coordination of the Popular Movement of Youth River.
El Movimiento de Pequeños Farmers distributed agro-ecological food to 28 families as part of the Movida Contra el Hambre, in Vila Projetada, in Niterói.
The delivery of the baskets counted with a round of conversation with the theme “What does Brazil need to be independent?”. At the event, the participants received the special tabloid of Brazil in fact with the theme “Hambre, unemployment, corruption and more than 570 thousand deaths”.
With the motto “In the fight for popular participation, health, food, living, work and tickets, ya!”, the Cry of the Excluded in Paraná was held this year in the Nova Esperança community, in the municipality of Campo Magro, metropolitan region of Curitiba.
The chosen place was symbolic. About 1,200 families have been living in occupation since May 2020, in a public area in the state of Paraná, which has been abandoned for over 12 years.
“The fight for living is symptomatic in a country that is so unequal in the land division and that it needs Agrarian Reform and Urban Reform”, highlights the councilor Renato Freitas (PT), who represents the movements in the periphery of Curitiba.
In the federal capital, protests meeting thousands of people in the TV Tower, in the central area. According to the organizers, they assisted some 5,000 people. The Military Police of the district has not released a public estimate.
The study act is marked by the diversity of social representations and workers, public servants, family farmers, indigenous people, LBGTQIA + población, women’s movement, black movement and students.
In the capital of Minas Gerais, the act to put the end of the government of Bolsonaro started around 9 am in Plaza Afonso Arinos, in the center of the city. Praying “vacuna, pan, work and education”, it protests advancing towards the Plaza de la Estación, where it ended.
In Florianópolis (SC), the rain in the impidió that the protesters dejaran their houses. The concentration was in Largo de la Customs, in the city center, which was overcrowded. With cries of “Fuera, Bolsonaro”, the march appealed to the central region.
In the capital Fortaleza (CE), the meeting point was in the Plaza de la Cruz Grande, in the Serrinha bar. During the concentration, religious leaders carried out an ecumenical act. According to the organizers, 10,000 people participated.
The interior of the state also registered the Cry of the Excluded. Among the mobilized municipalities were estuvieron Crato, Crateús, Canindé, Tamboril, Itapipoca and Caiucaia, with the presence of representatives of social pastorals, popular movements, unions and political parties.
#7SForaBolsonaro | In Recife, the Grito dos Excluídos is already on the streets with the participation of popular movements, unions, parliamentarians and various popular organizations in defense of life, vaccine and against hunger and unemployment.
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In Recife, the organizers registered an audience of 15,000 people and an expressive participation of parliamentarians from the progressing field, as well as the participation of union and movement leaders.
In Petrolina, in the hinterland (interior) of Pernambuco, the tonic of the Cry of the Excluded was the action of solidarity.
In place of the march in the city center, the movements and entities turned their strengths to carry out a solidarity day and artistic and cultural activities in João de Deus, a peripheral neighborhood in the north of the city.
Actions against the hambre
In the municipality of Picos, in the interior of Piauí, an ecumenical act marked the donation of more than 8.5 tons of food from peasant agriculture to families in 16 districts of the city.
In Londrina, Paraná, families of the Asentamiento Eli Vive donated more than 3 tons of food during the activity of the Cry of the Excluded and the Excluded.
In Santa Maria da Vitória (BA), a meeting of unions, pastorals, student organizations and social movements ended with the launch of a joint campaign against the hambre, with the withdrawal of food.
In Campo Magro, in the Metropolitan Region of Curitiba (PR), a community bakery was inaugurated in the occupation of the Nova Esperança community, which promises to strengthen food production and generate income for the population.
In Brasilia (DF) healthy food produced by the territories of the Agrarian Reform was donated.
Edition: Vinícius Segalla