Bolsonaro tells truck drivers protesting his election defeat to clear the roads

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Protest against election results in Brazil.

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Supporters of Bolsonaro have blocked hundreds of highways across Brazil.

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

Supporters of the far-right president have erected hundreds of barricades across Brazil since it was announced that Bolsonaro’s leftist rival Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva had won the election.

Bolsonaro said that blocking roads is notwith “legitimate” form of protest and encouraged people to choose other means of demonstration.

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

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