Flights Canceled at Sao Paulo Airport as Pro-Bolsonaro Truckers Block Brazilian Highways

Truckers supportive of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro continued to block highways on Tuesday, November 1, leading to at least 25 flights being canceled at Sao Paulo’s Guarulhos Airport, according to local media.

Bolsonaro lost Sunday’s presidential run-off election to former president Lula da Silva, leading to widespread protests.

Brazilian media reported that truckers were only allowing through vehicles with children, elderly occupants, or supporters of Bolsonaro, adding that police had facilitated these exceptions through negotiations. Brazil’s Federal Highway Police reported 136 blockages.

Footage posted on Twitter by Caroline Hardt shows a large number of passengers waiting at Guarulhos Airport’s crowded terminal three. Credit: Caroline Hardt via Storyful

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