“I am sure that the primary various, being arrested, will not occur. No man on Earth scares me. I am acutely aware that I am doing the best factor. I owe no person something,” added Bolsonaro, who was stabbed within the abdomen throughout a marketing campaign rally in 2018.
Bolsonaro was within the central Brazilian state of Goias to fulfill with political leaders and businessmen to debate nationwide affairs, such because the economic system, the pandemic state of affairs and the extended drought in Brazil.
“We’re additionally going through one of many greatest hydrological crises in Brazil, which is able to partly have an effect on our agriculture and has affected power era, however God prepared, the rains in September, October, are coming,” Bolsonaro stated.
Bolsonaro additionally talked about an indigenous protest happening within the capital, claiming to not perceive the explanations for the demonstrations.
“There at the moment are roughly 5,000 folks camped in Brasília. The overwhelming majority, nearly all, do not know what they’re doing there,” Bolsonaro asserted.
“They’re folks which can be gathered by the MST (Rural Landless Staff Actions), folks which can be gathered by Cimi (Indigenous Missionary Council, linked to the Nationwide Convention of Bishops of Brazil), indigenous people who find themselves there protesting towards nobody is aware of what,” Bolsonaro added.
The demonstrations come as Brazil’s Congress considers a invoice that will restrict the rights of indigenous peoples to assert conventional lands, a matter additionally being thought of by the Supreme Court docket. Human Rights Watch says the proposed regulation violates the rights of indigenous peoples below worldwide regulation.
A Datafolha ballot from July 7 and eight at the moment reveals Bolsonaro, who has repeatedly raised doubts in regards to the electoral system, greater than 20 factors behind his essential opponent, former leftwing President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, in a primary spherical of voting.