Brazil: Brazilian PR calls for urgent changes in legislation to stop violence

The President of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, reiterated the "urgency" to change the current legislation to combat the wave of violence that the country has been experiencing.

The President of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, reiterated today the “urgency” to change the current legislation to combat the wave of violence that the country has been experiencing and which, in the last week, involved acts of vandalism in 43 cities.

This wave of violence in the northwest of the country resulted in 187 acts of vandalism in 43 cities, following which 287 people were arrested.

The position of the Brazilian head of state, who defends the liberalization of the distribution of arms to the population, was made when referring to a video that shows the effects of the wave of violence in the state of Ceará, where you can see a building in flames and a man verbally threatening Bolsonaro.

“Not only is a marginal man threatening to name my name, but to show the people in the order of which side the executive powers are, Legislative and Judicial, “wrote the Brazilian President, in a message posted to his Twitter account.

In a second message, also published today, minutes later, Bolsonaro stresses that mechanisms are necessary to confront the delinquents who “know exactly what they do”.

“They know exactly what they do and why! Fighting them is simple and fast, but it requires that the powers allow mechanisms to really defend the population! We do only our part, but actions are necessary so that security officers can give effective response, “he said.

The state of Ceará, in the north-west of the country, has suffered a severe security crisis for nine days, caused by dozens of acts of vandalism, mostly incendiary, against vehicles, public buildings and commercial establishments.

This wave of apparent violence is orchestrated by criminal factions operating from inside the prisons, said the Brazilian President, who promised a “hard hand” against delinquency and the sending to the region of hundreds of agents of the National Security Force.

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