Rally against the Coup in Brazil – Sunday May 15th @ 1 pm
Sunday, May 15th
77 Bloor St. West, In front of the Consulate General of Brazil
Join us in front of the Consulate General of Brazil for rally against the Coup in Brazil and in solidarity with popular movements throughout Brazil.
On May 12th, Brazilian Senators voted to back the impeachment trial which has led to the suspension of President Rousseff, while thousands of people gathered throughout Brazil to protest this act. The suspension of President Rousseff is an institutional and anti-democratic coup that goes against the will of 54 million voters. It was orchestrated by the most rightwing and conservative sectors of Brazilian society, particularly the neoliberal business class, subservient to US interests and its companies.
Those who seek take over the government are business elites who want to dismantle core social programs implemented by President Rousseff Workers’ party, and impose neoliberal policies, that have been rejected by the majority of Brazilians over the past 13 years at the ballot box. These elites, many of whom are corrupt themselves with some involved in the Lava Jato scandal into money laundering and price fixing at Petrobras, the state-owned oil company.
We call on the international community to condemn the coup. We call on the Canadian government not to recognize the