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Thousands of Brazilians protest against President Bolsonaro’s Covid response

Thousands of people in Sao Paulo stage a protest against President Jair Bolsonaro, in particular for his chaotic handling of the pandemic, which has claimed more than 461,000 lives in the country.

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