STF Justice Celso de Mello Likens Brazil to Hitler’s Germany; Claims Bolsonarists ‘Hate Democracy’

In a message to his peers, the longest-serving Federal Supreme Court Justice stated that 'we must fight the destruction of the democratic order'.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The longest-serving Federal Supreme Court (STF) Justice, Celso de Mello, sent a text message to his fellow justices in a WhatsApp group comparing Brazil to Germany led by Adolf Hitler, recalling that, after being elected by popular vote "he did not hesitate to breach democracy" and stated that "Bolsonarists hate democracy" and seek to establish "an abject military dictatorship" in Brazil. The Justice also said it is "necessary to fight the destruction of the democratic order".

Celso de Mello sent the message to his peers the day before a rally that took place on Sunday . . .

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