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USA: Competing protests surround Bolsonaro's Texas visit02:18

USA: Competing protests surround Bolsonaro's Texas visit

United States, Dallas
May 17, 2019 at 02:41 GMT +00:00 · Published

Supporters and detractors of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro protested in Dallas on Thursday, as the South American leader entered the last day of a two-day visit to Texas.

Police separated both groups, forcing them to stand on opposites sides of a junction. That did not stop the protesters from shouting insults at each.

A couple of protesters staged a lie-in, occupying the middle of the road.

The Brazilian president met with George W Bush and spoke to a gala dinner for business leaders on Wednesday.

His Texas visit follows the cancellation of a trip to New York after protests from gay rights and environmental campaigners.

Bolsonaro was due to attend a ceremony in his honour organised by the Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce.

USA: Competing protests surround Bolsonaro's Texas visit02:18
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Supporters and detractors of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro protested in Dallas on Thursday, as the South American leader entered the last day of a two-day visit to Texas.

Police separated both groups, forcing them to stand on opposites sides of a junction. That did not stop the protesters from shouting insults at each.

A couple of protesters staged a lie-in, occupying the middle of the road.

The Brazilian president met with George W Bush and spoke to a gala dinner for business leaders on Wednesday.

His Texas visit follows the cancellation of a trip to New York after protests from gay rights and environmental campaigners.

Bolsonaro was due to attend a ceremony in his honour organised by the Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce.