In 52 cities around the world, across 24 countries, demonstrators will show solidarity with Brazilians for the "#EleNão" (#NotHim) protests, on Saturday, Sept. 29. According to the Facebook account of "Women United Against Bolsonaro," which now has over two million followers, the demonstrations are nonpartisan.
The international rallies are also organized through the "Brazilian Women Abroad Against Bolsonaro" Facebook account and will incorporate the #EleNão hashtag and "No to Fascism" slogan for social media use.
"It is important that everyone participates. ... To denounce internationally what may happen. Because the 'really bad' is already happening, but it can get much worse before we find a solution," Luiza Beloti of the "Coletivo Vozes Inoportunas" (Collective Unwelcome Voices) told local media Brasil de Fato.
These international manifestations show that the rejection of far-right candidate Bolsonaro is prominent globally. In Brazil, the last polls taken by the Brazilian Institute of Public Opinion and Statistics (Ibope) show that 46 percent of the people interviewed said that "they won't vote for him no matter what."
Bolsonaro is the presidential candidate with the highest rejection rate among the candidates. This percentage has been growing over the past weeks. He is a far-right and U.S.-backed candidate whose insults against gays and women, and his praise for the torturers of the 1964-85 military dictatorships have deepened Brazil's political divides.