Bolsonaro tries to rein in backers as protests shake Brazil

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Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro told his supporters on Monday they should put off their protests against the country’s Supreme Court next weekend after counter-demonstrations triggered violent clashes on Sunday.

“Leave things alone on Sunday,” the right-wing president said, referring to the protests, at the gates of his official residence the day after he greeted supporters on horseback at a rally against the top court.

Bolsonaro’s critics blame him for undermining Brazil’s democracy by endorsing almost weekly protests against the top court, which authorized...


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Bolsonaro tries to rein in backers as protests shake Brazil


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