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"Coward!": Bolsonaro becomes violent towards YouTubers

2022-08-19T12:59:48.790Z

"Coward!": Bolsonaro becomes violent towards YouTubers Created: 08/19/2022, 14:54 The incumbent Brazilian President Bolsonaro has become violent towards an influencer. This had asked him critical questions and called him a "coward". Brasilia - Brazil's right-wing populist President Jair Bolsonaro has delivered a physical altercation - with a YouTuber. This is said to have provoked and insulted



"Coward!": Bolsonaro becomes violent towards YouTubers

Created: 08/19/2022, 14:54

The incumbent Brazilian President Bolsonaro has become violent towards an influencer.

This had asked him critical questions and called him a "coward".

Brasilia - Brazil's right-wing populist President Jair Bolsonaro has delivered a physical altercation - with a YouTuber.

This is said to have provoked and insulted him before.

A video released Thursday by Brazilian news portal

G1

shows campaigning Bolsonaro taking selfies with supporters in front of the presidential residence in the Brazilian capital.

Bolsnaro election campaign: Brazil President attacks YouTubers

But then the YouTuber identified by

G1

as Wilker Leão begins to ask the President critical questions.

He films himself. Leão then throws a person who cannot be seen on the recordings to the ground, whereupon the YouTuber shouts a series of insults at the president, such as “coward” and “bum”.

Bolsonaro, who was already in his car, gets out after the YouTuber's insults.

With the words "come here, I want to talk to you", Brazil's President runs up to Leão and first tries to grab his mobile phone.

He then grabs his shirt and then his arm with both hands.

Security guards quickly intervene and lead Leão away.

Minutes later, the adversaries - separated from bodyguards - have a short conversation.

Brazil election 2022: Jair Bolsonaro against ex-president Lula

Bolsonaro and his challenger Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva officially started their campaign for the presidential election in October on Tuesday (16 August).

Polls see left-wing ex-president Lula clearly ahead of the incumbent.

Brazilian President Bolsonaro got into a physical altercation with a YouTube.

(Iconic image) © Eraldo Peres/AP/dpa

In a new survey by the opinion research institute Datafolha, the 76-year-old Lula comes to 47 percent, the 67-year-old Bolsonaro to 32 percent.

The right-wing president was able to reduce the gap to his challenger by three points compared to the previous month.

If none of the candidates wins more than 50 percent of the votes in the first ballot on October 2nd, there will be a runoff on October 30th.

(dpa/jsch)

Source: merkur

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