Demonstrators feeling cheated by ‘rigged’ election results urged military to intervene.
Brazilian demonstrators took to the streets protesting “rigged” election results claiming to show far-left candidate Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva defeated populist Jair Bolsonaro in a recent presidential election.
Footage out of Rio de Janeiro Wednesday showed mass protests outside the Eastern Military Command headquarters, where Bolsonaro supporters called on the military to intervene in the election, with some chanting, “Armed forces, save Brazil!” and “United, the people will never be defeated!” according to CBS News.
One video out of the hundreds of astonishing images coming out of the region showed a little girl bring military guardsmen flowers, which they accepted.
Photos on the ground by Getty Images photographers failed to capture the grand scale of the demonstrations, with one Twitter user estimating the number of protesters to be in the “millions.”
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