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Brazil protests: Mass rally against gov’t response to outbreak

Blaming Brazil’s Bolsonaro, thousands rally against the president’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

Thousands of protesters in Brazil have marched in Sao Paulo to denounce the government’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

A smaller counter-rally was held in the capital, Brasilia, by supporters of President Jair Bolsonaro, who continues to downplay the outbreak.

The country has the second-highest number of COVID-19 deaths worldwide.

Al Jazeera’s Teresa Bo reports.