A beach memorial to Brazil’s coronavirus victims has been vandalised by a supporter of the country’s far-right president Jair Bolsonaro.
The tribute, organised by non-governmental organisation Rio de Paz, came in protest as Brazil’s death toll from the coronavirus crisis topped 40,000, while cases surpassed 800,000.
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Activists dig beach memorial for Brazil’s 40,000 coronavirus victims 1/9 Activists from the Brazilian NGO Rio de Paz (Peace Rio), dig 100 mock graves on Copacabana beach in Rio, Brazil, 11 June 2020, to symbolise deaths from the Covid-19 coronavirus crisis in protest against Brazil’s “bad governance” of the pandemic.
Carl De Souza/AFP via Getty 2/9 Leo Correa/AP 3/9 Pilar Olivares/Reuters 4/9 Buda Mendes/Getty 5/9 Pilar Olivares/Reuters 6/9 Pilar Olivares/Reuters 7/9 Pilar Olivares/Reuters 8/9 Pilar Olivares/Reuters 9/9 Carl De Souza/AFP via Getty“Families are mourning thousands of dead, and there is unemployment and hunger.”But not everyone agreed with the protest.

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