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Huge Show of Support for Bolsonaro in Sao Paulo Amid Coup Investigation

Former Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro ridiculed accusations against him of orchestrating a failed coup in front of tens of thousands of his supporters gathered in Sao Paulo on Sunday, February 25.

Police are investigating if Bolsonaro incited what amounted to a failed coup after losing the 2022 election, and say he edited a draft presidential decree that would have declared a state of emergency and called for a new poll.

According to a translation of quotes in Brazilian media, he told his supporters on Sunday, “Now, the coup is because there is a draft of a state defense decree. Coup using the constitution? Have holy patience.” Credit: Jair Bolsonaro via Storyful

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