Motorists are parked on Brazilian highways to assist Bolsonaro, despite pleading for them to stop.
President of Brazil Jair Bolsonaro will meet at a video conference on Thursday with motorists leading the highways in several countries in the country, the Ministry of Defense said.
Encouraged by the summons of the president to take action against the Supreme Court Tuesday Political ralliesDemonstrations by motorists had temporarily blocked highways in 12 states early Wednesday, but began to heat up as Bolsonaro delayed public criticism.
As of Thursday morning, the Ministry of Defense said there had been unrest on highways in the 14th district as a result of protests in five states: Bahia, Maranhao, Minas Gerais, Mato Grosso do Sul and Santa Catarina.
Bolsonaro, who oversees the world’s second most dangerous outbreak and is on the verge of cracking down on rising prices and insane unemployment, has long been with motorists on high fuel prices.
Bolsonaro has in recent months harassed the Supreme Court by barring him from ruling. He has appealed to other judges who criticize them without the need to support electoral systems that are at risk of fraud. Trucker’s objections are one part of the support for the song.
In the face of these challenges, Bolsonaro did not speak out in public about the abuses. On Wednesday night, an official message from the president spread to truckers.
“Speaking to motorists out there, who are our allies, these barriers are hurting our economy,” Bolsonaro said in a message that Reuters reviewed. “It leads to a shortage of goods, rising prices and harming everyone, especially the very poor.”
In a subsequent video message, Security Minister Tarcisio Freitas said Bolsonaro’s message was true, saying it “shows the president’s concern about this”.
Freitas said the drivers’ strike would force the economy, inflate fan prices and hurt the poorest. Many are concerned about the state of the world, he said, “but we cannot try to solve one problem by creating another”.
Day 11 Motorists boycott in 2018 caused food prices to rise, shelves selling in the market to avoid wasting other items and fuel instead of depleting oil. Billions were lost and revealed the enormous power that truckers possess.
Some drivers parked on the highways said they had been forced to stop by their friends in Bolsonaro who had damaged their vehicles to prevent them from leaving.
Bruno Rodrigues, 32, a paramedic, said he was stopped for an hour south of Sao Paulo at 4am. [07:00 GMT] and men who threatened to break his windshield and stones.
“They lowered my tire. I’m stupid. If the suspension is worthwhile, fine, but it hurts their street brothers, “said Rodrigues.
Media footage shows that cars are riding on petrol in a number of places where a new shortage is likely to occur.