Brazil riot live updates: Officials brace for new wave of pro-Bolsonaro protests
Justice Alexandre de Moraes of Brazil’s supreme federal court announced on Wednesday that any protesters across the country who obstruct roads or access public buildings will be arrested and fined.
The ruling, upholding a request from the country’s attorney general, called for a temporary suspension of the right to protest in Brazil, ahead of planned pro-Bolsonaro rallies on Wednesday night.
Individuals obstructing roads or “infringing” on government or public property buildings across the country may be arrested and fined up to 20,000 Brazilian reais, or the equivalent of more than US$3,800. Fines of up to 100,000 reais, or more than $19,200, may apply to businesses that support such protests, either digitally or by providing logistical or financial support.