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Brazil: Sao Paulo residents stage pot-banging protest against Bolsonaro from their balconies01:45

Brazil: Sao Paulo residents stage pot-banging protest against Bolsonaro from their balconies

Brazil, Sao Paulo
January 16, 2021 at 02:10 GMT +00:00 · Published

Residents of Sao Paulo banged pots from their windows and balconies as part of a nationwide protest on Friday against Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, amid a worsening health crisis.

Locals were heard cheering and turning lights on and off in their apartment during the pot-banging demonstration. Some passing vehicles were also heard honking.

The protest, under the slogan "No oxygen, no vaccine, no government" and the hashtag #BRAZILSUFFOCATED, was called in the wake of hospitals in Manaus being overwhelmed by a sharp spike in COVID-19 cases and lacking oxygen supplies.

Bolsonaro has consistently downplayed the impact of the pandemic and opposed stricter measures to halt the spread of the virus.

Reports indicate daily records of hospitalisations in the capital of the state of Amazonas with numbers in January exceeding the total registered during the first wave in May, 2020.

According to the Government of Amazonas, between January 1 and 11 only, some 1,979 were admitted to hospitals in Manaus due to COVID-19. In the whole of May, the total number of hospitalised patients had reached 1,926.

Brazil: Sao Paulo residents stage pot-banging protest against Bolsonaro from their balconies01:45
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Residents of Sao Paulo banged pots from their windows and balconies as part of a nationwide protest on Friday against Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, amid a worsening health crisis.

Locals were heard cheering and turning lights on and off in their apartment during the pot-banging demonstration. Some passing vehicles were also heard honking.

The protest, under the slogan "No oxygen, no vaccine, no government" and the hashtag #BRAZILSUFFOCATED, was called in the wake of hospitals in Manaus being overwhelmed by a sharp spike in COVID-19 cases and lacking oxygen supplies.

Bolsonaro has consistently downplayed the impact of the pandemic and opposed stricter measures to halt the spread of the virus.

Reports indicate daily records of hospitalisations in the capital of the state of Amazonas with numbers in January exceeding the total registered during the first wave in May, 2020.

According to the Government of Amazonas, between January 1 and 11 only, some 1,979 were admitted to hospitals in Manaus due to COVID-19. In the whole of May, the total number of hospitalised patients had reached 1,926.