At biker rally, Brazil’s Bolsonaro says cops will support him ‘whatever happens’

Appearing alongside thousands of motorcycle-riding supporters in São Paulo, the far-right former army captain said the country’s state military police forces serve as a support to what he dubbed “my army.”

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, speaking to a rally of bikers on Saturday, June 12, said he could count on police officers “whatever happens,” as he once again sought to court cops amid stark political politicization ahead of next year’s election.

Appearing alongside thousands of motorcycle-riding supporters in São Paulo, the far-right former army captain said the country’s state military police forces serve as a support to what he dubbed “my army.”

“You are auxiliary to the Armed Forces. I’m sure that, in compliance with law and order, by complying with . . .

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