Crowds marched along Sao Paulo's Paulista Avenue on Sunday, protesting against racism and President Jair Bolsonaro's administration as the number of COVID-19 related deaths in the country soars.
The protesters were filmed carrying numerous banners against Bolsonaro, but also banners in support of the worldwide Black Lives Matter (BLM) protests.
Neto Duarte, a protester, said, «We are here with several social movements and civil movements to fight for democracy in these hard times in the history of our country; a big event where people march to Oswaldo Cruz square and fight racism.»
President Jair Bolsonaro has been facing a growing backlash against his handling of the coronavirus pandemic. Brazil is the second worst-hit country by the coronavirus pandemic worldwide after the US.
As of Thursday, Brazil has reported more than 867,000 confirmed coronavirus cases and more than 43,000 related deaths, according to figures compiled by Johns Hopkins University.