Black Consciousness Day: cities register anti-racist acts this November 20 | Policy

Protesters took to the streets of some cities this November 20, a date dedicated to Black Consciousness Day, in anti-racist acts and against President Jair Bolsonaro. The protests also included other social agendas, such as the increase in hunger in Brazil and the rise in inflation.

Social and student movements, union organizations and political parties participated in the events.

In São Paulo, protesters gather this afternoon, on Avenida Paulista, to hold the 18th March on Black Awareness Day and protest against Jair Bolsonaro. There were samba, capoeira and dance performances. A banner with the phrase: “Direitos pela Vida Negra” was extended on the avenue.

Residents take to the streets at an anti-racist demonstration in the regions of Sorocaba and Jundiaí — Photo: Personal Archive

Municipalities in the regions of Sorocaba and Jundiaí (SP) are also registering anti-racist protests and protests against the federal government this November 20th. In addition to the protests, both cities carry out cultural programming focused on Black Awareness Day, such as an exhibition of photos about the period of slavery in the region, artistic presentations and fairs.

Protest brings together protesters against racism and the Bolsonaro government in Fortaleza

Protest brings together protesters against racism and the Bolsonaro government in Fortaleza

The Black Consciousness Day was also marked by events in Fortaleza. Participants left the Passeio Público, in the center of the capital, and walked to Praça dos Leões. They displayed banners saying “Black lives matter” and protested against racial prejudice, rising hunger and violence against women, and the impeachment of President Bolsonaro.

In the capital of Minas Gerais, the act took place at Praça da Liberdade. Social movements fighting for gender equality and against racism participated in the protest. Participants carried placards against Bolsonaro and called for the president’s impeachment.

Protesters act against racism and protest against Bolsonaro government in Goiânia

Protesters act against racism and protest against Bolsonaro government in Goiânia

In the capital Goiânia, the protesters gathered at Praça Universitária, walked along Rua 10, went down Avenida Anhanguera and ended up at Praça do Bandeirante.

The group protested against racism in the country and criticized the federal government, food inflation and Brazil’s return to the Map of Hunger.

Protest against Bolsonaro and in allusion to Black Consciousness Day in Belém — Photo: Reginaldo Gonçalves/TV Liberal

The capital Belém and the city of Altamira had acts this Saturday against racism, hunger, administrative reform of the federal government. They also demonstrated against Bolsonaro and defended the policy of racial quotas.

In Altamira, protesters also protested for an end to gender discrimination and violence against women.

Protesters protest against Bolsonaro in Serra da Barriga

Protesters protest against Bolsonaro in Serra da Barriga

Protesters from various municipalities in Alagoas climbed the Serra da Barriga, in União dos Palmares – historic Quilombo dos Palmares -, on this Black Awareness Day, to protest against racism and against President Jair Bolsonaro.

Protesters protest against Bolsonaro government in Campo Grande

Protesters protest against Bolsonaro government in Campo Grande

The anti-racist and anti-federal government protests in Mato Grosso do Sul took place this morning in Campo Grande. The group carried posters with the words “Outside Bolsonaro” and contrary to the administrative reform of the PEC 32.

Protesters held an act in the Historic Center of Cuiabá for the Day of Black Consciousness and against Bolsonaro. According to the organizers, the event brought together around 200 people.

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