The Brazilian president, Jair Bolsonaro, improvised an electoral rally in London this Saturday, where he attended the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II, in which he charged against the “liberalization of drugs”, “abortion” and “gender ideology” .
“We are here, at a time, at a time of regret, with deep respect for the queen’s family and for the people of the United Kingdom,” Bolsonaro said from the balcony of the Brazilian embassy, according to videos broadcast on the internet. social networks.
The far-right president, a candidate for re-election in October, was received by dozens of Brazilians gathered at the door of the diplomatic representation in Mayfair, a neighborhood that is home to high-end establishments.
For Bolsonaro, the people gathered “represent what is really happening in Brazil”, which has to decide its “future” in the October elections, led, according to the polls, by the leftist former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.
“We know who is on the other side and what they want to implant in our Brazil,” assured the president, for whom his country “does not want to discuss the liberalization of drugs, legalize abortion” nor “nor does it accept gender ideology.”
“Our motto is God, country, family and freedom. And that is the feeling of the vast majority of the Brazilian people,” he stressed from the balcony, where the Brazilian flag waved, generating applause from the audience.
Bolsonaro is one of the few Latin American and Caribbean leaders who confirmed his attendance on Monday at the funeral of Isabel II, who died on September 8 after seven decades on the throne.
After his arrival in London this Sunday, the president went with his wife Michelle Bolsonaro, both dressed in rigorous black, to the burning chapel of the sovereign in Westminster Hall, where he arrived aboard a vehicle, AFP found.