The Supreme Court (STF) ministers Alexandre de Moraes and Luís Roberto Barroso, targets of the coup demonstrations called by President Jair Bolsonaro (no party) on September 7, used social media to demonstrate in favor of democracy.
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With a video of the national anthem in the background, Barroso highlighted the peaceful coexistence between different social and political groups in Brazil. And ended: “The love of Brazil and democracy unites us. No going back to the past.”
Brazil, a passion. Whites, blacks and indigenous people. Civilians and military. Liberals, conservatives and progressives. Since 88, the will of the people: Collor, FHC, Lula, Dilma and Bolsonaro. Free, clean and safe elections. The love of Brazil and democracy unites us. No going back to the past. pic.twitter.com/1eAr2vrGrh
— Luís Roberto Barroso (@LRobertoBarroso) September 7, 2021
One of President Bolsonaro’s main enemies, Alexandre de Moraes used the same social network to link Brazilian independence to democracy.
On this 7th of September, we commemorate our Independence, which guaranteed our Freedom and which is only strengthened with absolute respect for Democracy.
— Alexandre de Moraes (@alexandre) September 7, 2021
By opposing coup demonstrations by Bolsonaro allies in recent weeks, the ministers were accused by the president of violating the Constitution. The accusation was echoed by Bolsonaro supporters during demonstrations this morning in Brasília.
In a speech during the event in the federal capital, Bolsonaro stated that he will meet with the Council of the Republic this Wednesday (8). The agency would be competent to assess a possible federal intervention, the state of defense or the state of siege.
To Brasil de Fato, however, the press offices of the president of the Senate, Rodrigo Pacheco (DEM-MG), the president of the Chamber, Arthur Lira (PP-AL), and the president of the Supreme Court, Luiz Fux, did not confirm the achievement of the encounter.
Member of the Council of the Republic, federal deputy Marcelo Freixo (PSB-RJ) argued that the body cannot meet under pressure from Bolsonaro’s coup threats.
I am a Minority leader in the Chamber and a member of the Council of the Republic. I argue that the Council cannot meet under threats from a president who violates the Constitution. If there is a meeting, I will not participate. Bolsonaro is isolated and trying to act out a force he doesn’t have. pic.twitter.com/cu9m9HWurI
— Marcelo Freixo (@MarceloFreixo) September 7, 2021
Edition: Vinicius Segalla