Brazil truckers block roads in 18 states in support of Bolsonaro
Despite that Bolsonaro still hasn't said any word about his defeat, his supporters took to the streets to protest Lula's victory.
Brazilian media reported on Monday that truck drivers supporting Jair Bolsonaro organized over 100 protests today across 18 Brazilian states.
With 49.1% of the votes, Bolsonaro lost Sunday's Presidential runoff to Lula da Silva, who won the elections by 50.9%.
According to the Brazilian news portal G1, the protests involved blocking roads in 18 states which include Bahia, Espirito Santo, Goias, Minas Gerais, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Parana, Rio de Janeiro, Rondonia, Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina, Sao Paulo, Tocantins, Amazonas, Acre, Roraima, and Maranhao.
The police were taking measures to restore traffic, yet some highways have been completely blocked by demonstrators.
BLOQUEIO TOTAAAL DE GOIANIA - BRASÍLIA, O PAÍS VAI PARAR !!!!!— bielconn ta de volta 😎🔥 (@bielconnkkk) October 31, 2022
Cada vez mais gente chegando 🙏
A hora é agora, não vão repetir o 7 de setembro de 2021, tenham certeza disso 🔥🇧🇷 pic.twitter.com/A2gHGklHG7
Some exceptions were made for certain cars and emergency vehicles to evade the roadblocks.
Vacaria-RS vamooooo 🇧🇷🙌🏻 pic.twitter.com/mYAh2ESzPS— 🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷Ideliane Vida 🇪🇪🇪🇪🇪🇪 (@IdelianeV) October 31, 2022
Markets have been monitoring the unfolding of events of his election loss and signs of Lula's policies to handle the country's economy as he is yet to announce his economic team.
🇧🇷It’s hard to believe Jair Bolsonaro, a man that could draw crowds in the 10’s of millions, actually lost the election…🤔 pic.twitter.com/jc6C3mCdCq— 🍁Antonio Tweets 📣 (@AntonioTweets2) October 31, 2022
As soon as his victory was announced, Lula urged "peace and unity" after defeating far-right Bolsonaro. The victory represents a stunning turnaround for the leftist icon, who returned for an unprecedented third term at 77 after leaving office in 2010 as the most popular President in Brazilian history.
"This country needs peace and unity," Lula said to loud cheers in a victory speech in Sao Paulo.