Bolsonaro tells truck drivers protesting his electoral defeat to clear the roads, but encourages other demonstrations

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Bolsonaro supporters have closed hundreds of highways across Brazil.

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday called on truck drivers protesting against Sunday’s election results to clear roads and protest elsewhere.

Supporters of the far-right president have erected hundreds of barricades across Brazil since Bolsonaro’s leftist rival, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, was declared the winner of the election.

Bolsonaro said road closures are not the cases Form of “legitimate” protest Encourage people to choose other methods of illustration.

Many loyal Bolsonaro supporters refused to accept the result of Sunday’s presidential run-off, in which Lula narrowly won with 50.9% of the valid vote.

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