Numsa protest ‘to defeat attempted coup’ in Brazil

Picture: Puxley Makgatho
Picture: Puxley Makgatho

The National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) will on Monday make known its unhappiness about the “attempted coup by the opposition” in Brazil.

It “and other comrades will be protesting against the right wing of Brazil taking power that they did not win through votes and picketing in solidarity with the millions of Brazilians and the international working class to defeat this process”‚ Numsa said in a statement.

That picket takes place outside the Brazilian Embassy in Hillcrest‚ Pretoria.

They “are deeply concerned about the impeachment process against Dilma Rousseff”‚ noting that “she is the first female president‚ re-elected in the 2014 general elections with 51.64% of the votes”.

“She defeated a centre-right coalition of parties by a narrow margin and earned a mandate to carry on the legacy of the centre-left Workers Party which has been governing Brazil since 2003‚” Numsa added.

“But now she has been suspended from office and is to stand trial‚ accused of manipulating the government budget. President Dilma argues that her impeachment is nothing but an attempted coup by the opposition.” – TMG Digital






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