Bolsonaro calls for ‘calm’ from ultras who accuse him of being a ‘traitor’

Bolsonaro's defiant tone spurred these groups, but after a wave of criticism from all political and economic sectors, the president took a step back and published a letter to the nation in which he called for "harmony" among the nation's forces and said he would "never" "attack" the country's institutions.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday (10) called for "calm" from his far-right supporters who accused him of being a "traitor" after he backed away from his threats against democracy and said he would "never" "attack" institutions.

"We have to stay calm. You can't do everything or nothing," Bolsonaro declared after being criticized by his more radical supporters for changing his tone from his fiery speech last Tuesday when he called on a crowd to disobey Supreme Court rulings and sharply criticized Parliament.

These demonstrations, led by Bolsonaro, had been called for by various . . .

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