The protests were held in over 200 cities across 24 Brazilian states and the federal district on Saturday. Thousands of demonstrators were calling for more coronavirus vaccine purchases, better emergency healthcare services and better access to education. Calls for impeachment were also voiced, according to Globo News.
In Recife, the capital of Brazil’s northeastern state of Pernambuco, police had to use rubber bullets and tear gas to disperse the protesters.
Hoje foi um dia de luta, um dia que estávamos precisando, não só pra gritar "fora bolsonaro", mas para mostrar que estamos aqui de pé e reafirmar que a rua é o nosso espaço!! pic.twitter.com/rANtxgLRI3— Gustavo Duarte (@oerenato) May 30, 2021
Que dia para ir dormir com um pouco mais de esperança. A esquerda vai vencer! #29MForaBolsonaro— Kah ✊🏾🚩 #Lula2022 (@kah13pereira) May 30, 2021
"Milhares de manifestantes protestam contra Bolsonaro e falta de vacinas pelo Brasil" https://t.co/jVY2zPm1en
Democracia Corinthiana na Av. Paulista contra o Bolsonaro. ✊🏽— SCCP News (@_sccpnews) May 30, 2021
Bolsonaro has faced heavy criticism for his response to the COVID-19 pandemic and his popularity has been decreasing as Brazil remains second in terms of the total coronavirus death toll (after the United States) and third in terms of the total number of confirmed cases (after the US and India).