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Brazil’s Independence Day was marked by manifestations all around the country

Thousands of people took to the streets in cities of all Brazilian regions this Thursday, September 7, to be part of the 29th Cry of the Excluded. Once again, the manifestation held on Brazil’s Independence Day echoed the voices of marginalized people and organizations. With the motto “What are you hungry and thirsty for?”, protesters demanded food for everybody. In every city, people advocated for other agendas and fought for causes that affect the population.  Besides, during the first Cry edition after the Bolsonaro government, attendees demanded the former president’s imprisonment. He is under investigation for alleged crimes. See below photos and reports about some of the acts. Belém (Pará state) Manifestation in Pará’s capital city paid tribute to human rights defenders murdered in the Amazon region. / Carlinhos Luz. Students, Indigenous individuals, representatives of people’s movements, religious entities and trade unions gathered to attend the Cry of the Excluded march in Belém. Hundreds of people took to the streets of the city demanding justice for Bruno Pereira, Dom Phillips, Dorothy Stang, Dilma Ferreira Da Silva, Chico Mendes, Father Josimo and other leaders victimized by violence targeting human rights defenders in the Amazon region.  Blumenau (Santa Catarina state) Protesters march on the streets of Itajá Valley. / Coletivo de Comunicação do MST em Santa Catarina In the city of Blumenau, Santa Catarina state, representatives of people’s movements took to the streets of the central region to a call for joining workers. Families that are part of the Landless Workers’ Movement (MST, in Portuguese) and its supporters carried food produced in the region’s settlements to show people the results of their work.  Curitiba (Paraná) Representatives of Indigenous peoples participated in the march held in Paraná’s capital city. / Juliana Barbosa / MST-PR. Indigenous organizations, people’s movements, representatives of Black movements, religious groups and trade unions joined to attend the Cry of the Excluded in Curitiba. The group marched from Santo Dias Training Center, in the marginalized community of Vila Torres, to Casa de Passagem Indígena (Capai, in Portuguese), a recent victory of the movement, a house that supports Indigenous people. The act also distributed lunch to over 500 people by Marmitas da Terra and the MST.  Fortaleza (Ceará state) Representatives of movements gather to attend the Cry of the Excluded in the city of Fortaleza. / Aline Oliveira A protest born from society’s roots and people’s fight for rights. The Cry of the Excluded in Fortaleza gathered thousands of people and many entities to unite the rural areas and the marginalized urban areas, denouncing the many kinds of exclusion in one of the biggest cities of Brazil.  Goiânia (Goiás state) The city’s new archbishop headed the Cry of the Excluded in Goiânia. / Divulgação/Equipe Adriana Accorsi. In Goiânia, the Cry of the Excluded had the fundamental support of the Catholic Church, which has changed since Archbishop João Justino arrived, in February 2022. Participants joined the Paulo Freire Occupation, in Setor Solar Ville, to defend the rights of marginalized people.  Maceió (Alagoas state) Protesters gathered at Maceió’s downtown. / Mykesio Max People’s organizations from rural and urban areas joined to attend the Cry of the Excluded in the city of Maceió. The attendees marched on the same streets where the Independence Day Parade marched. Leaders were welcomed by Maceió’s vice-governor Ronaldo Lessa, who is heading the executive power in the absence of governor Paulo Dantas, who is on a trip to China. Presidente Prudente (São Paulo state) In Presidente Prudente, the Cry of th Excluded occured during the Agrarian Reform Fair. / Diógenes Rabello. In a city strongly related to agribusiness, the Cry of the Excluded joined forces with the attendees of the Agrarian Reform Fair. Fighting for rights and equality, religious organizations and other leaders talked to people about the challenges faced in the city. Rio de Janeiro (Rio de Janeiro state) People gather at Mauá Square, downtown Rio de Janeiro. / Pablo Vergara The fight against violence set the tone for the Cry of the Excluded in the city of Rio de Janeiro. Mothers and other relatives of victims of the State carried posters and messages demanding justice. Also on the agenda is the fight for housing, against hunger and inequality. São Leopoldo (Rio Grande do Sul state) Act in São Leopoldo / Katia Marko. The Cry of the Excluded in the city of São Leopoldo, the metropolitan region of Porto Alegre, was marked by grieving. At least 39 people died due to the recent heavy rains in Rio Grande do Sul state. During the act, they were honored. The manifestation was held indoors due to climate circumstances. A community kitchen was set up in the town of Encantado to distribute food to families affected by the floods.  São Mateus (Espírito Santo state) Landless children were part of the march in Espírito Santo’s capital city. / Comunicação MST. Students from the Zumbi dos Palmares Settlement Local School, run by the Landless Workers’ Movement, were part of the Cry of the Excluded in São Mateus. Over 140 students engaged in pedagogical activities throughout the week. This Thursday, they shared their thoughts on the issue during the march.  São Paulo (São Paulo state)  People took São Paulo’s streets. / Elineudo Meira/@fotografia.75 Thousands of people took to the streets in the country’s largest city on September 7 to defend social rights and the arrest of former president Jair Bolsonaro. As usual, the protest was peaceful, but the Military Police were sent to protect the Monument to the Flags, a tribute to the Bandeirantes, the descendants of Europeans who traveled the country in search of gold and enslaved people during the colonial period. Senhor do Bomfim (Bahia state) Protesters in Senhor do Bomfim. / Cícero Oliveira Farmers from the Landless Workers’ Movement in northern Bahia state marched in Senhor do Bomfim together with representatives of other movements, organizations and trade unions. Edited by: Nadini Lopes e Geisa Marques

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