Riots in Brazil are based on lies and a threat to democracy

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Monday 09 January 2023 16:42 GMT
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<p>We must stand up for democracy and accept the results of fair elections – or face the consequences</p>

We must stand up for democracy and accept the results of fair elections – or face the consequences

The insurrection in Brazil on Sunday after the Brazilian election was the same as the Capitol Hill riots – an attack by people who were misled to believe that the election was stolen. This, in Brazil as in the US, is a complete falsehood.

There has been a long history of insurrections and leaders being overthrown, but they were normally against tyrants and dictators – not elected people in a democracy.

The worry is that these events will lead others to endanger democracy, and that must be stopped. We must stand up for democracy and accept the results of fair elections – or face the consequences.

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