Brazil: calls grow for removal of ‘coup-mongering’ Bolsonaro as crisis builds

Brazil: calls grow for removal of ‘coup-mongering’ Bolsonaro as crisis builds

The Guardian

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Opposition leaders demand impeachment for what they say is president’s illegal attempt to co-opt the country’s armed forces

Prominent leaders of Brazil’s opposition have called for president Jair Bolsonaro to be immediately removed from office to prevent his “coup-mongering, authoritarian delusions” becoming a reality.

“We cannot be bystanders to this barbarism,” congressman Marcelo Freixo said on Wednesday as parliamentarians demanded Bolsonaro’s impeachment for what they called his illegal attempt to co-opt the armed forces.

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