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In Brasil, protesters attack at least six press teams on September 7

  • Source: Abraji
  • September 9, 2021

"Protesters twice prevented a video team from Jovem Pan from recording images during the coverage of the demonstrations in favor of President Jair Bolsonaro (no party) on Tuesday (Sept. 7, 2021), in São Paulo. The president's supporters even hurled bottles and pieces of wood at the radio professionals. 'Fortunately, we were not injured,' said reporter Maicon Mendes.

Abraji recorded at least four other attacks like this in demonstrations held on Independence Day in Brazil, not to mention speeches and banners with stigmatizing speech against the press. Three took place in Brasília, where, according to estimates received by the Federal Supreme Court (STF), around 150,000 people gathered. Three, in São Paulo, attended by around 125,000 demonstrators, according to the Military Police."

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