RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The boy came to point the fake weapon upwards, a gesture that garnered a positive response from the president.

Bolsonaro met the boy during the graduation ceremony of state police sergeants in the Anhembi Sambadrome, North Zone of the capital.

In his speech, Bolsonaro praised the state police. "Others who preceded me criticized the action of the police. I salute and praise you. Here, there and anywhere in Brazil and the world. I acknowledge your heroism," he said.

It is not the first time this year that children turn up displaying replicas of guns in public . . .

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