Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro announced on Friday that the demonstrations scheduled for September 7 will serve as a “warning” for two Supreme Court justices with whom he has been going through a test of strength for several weeks.
On Tuesday, the far-right president will participate in these demonstrations in support of his government, which he hopes will be massive and spread across the country on the occasion of the National Day, in a show of strength amid an institutional crisis in the country.
“We cannot accept that one or two people use their power to drag the country in another direction,” Bolsonaro said during an official ceremony in the state of Bahia (northeast).
“The message you will leave to these two people on the street next Tuesday will be a warning to them. Respect the constitution and our freedom, and understand that you are going in the wrong direction,” he added.
Bolsonaro was addressing Supreme Court justices Alexandre de Moraes and Luis Roberto Barroso.
Moraes decided to open an investigation against the president on charges of spreading false information and ordered raids on a number of his supporters on suspicion of organizing or financing anti-democratic demonstrations.