In protest of leftist politician Luis Inacio Lula da Silva’s narrow victory in Brazil’s presidential election, supporters of the current far-right Jair Bolsonaro are setting up roadblocks in more and more places. The Federal Traffic Police (PRF) announced this morning (local time) that there are now more than 250 partial or complete barriers in at least 23 of the 27 Brazilian states.
“No lola,” protesters chanted at a bridge in Sao Paulo. Many roads there were closed, including a large road that leads to Rio de Janeiro. Last night, road closures around Sao Paulo’s Guarulhos Airport, the country’s largest international airport, resulted in the cancellation of many flights.
Left-leaning Lula won the presidential election on Sunday in a tight race against the far-right Bolsonaro. Lula received 50.9% of the vote in the run-off, and Bolsonaro received 49.1%. It is the closest presidential election result in Brazil’s modern history. So far, Bolsonaro has not publicly admitted his defeat. Lula’s victory has already been recognized by some of his allies, as well as many world leaders.
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