Protests Prove Brazil Advocates Democracy, Says Supreme Court Justice Mendes

The justice recalled that all governments in recent history have coexisted comfortably with the system of checks and balances.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The protests that broke out in Brazil over the past two weekends in reaction to anti-democratic flags, such as the closure of the Federal Supreme Court (STF) and Congress, are a testament to the resilience of society and crucial to protecting democracy from the authoritarian trends of President Jair Bolsonaro, said STF Justice Gilmar Mendes in an interview with Bloomberg on Wednesday evening in his office.

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