Roger Waters: Brazil’s Bolsonaro ‘Neo-Fascist on The Rise’

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The Brazilian audience responded with roars when the name of Bolsonaro appeared on the giant display among other right-wing politicians around the world.


Bolsonaro discute violência contra mulheres na Câmara. | Marcelo Camargo/Agência Brasil | CC BY 3.0 br
10 October 2018 (teleSUR)* – Pink Floyd ex-drummer Roger Waters declared Brazilian presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro as the South American country’s “neo-fascist on the rise,” on Tuesday [10 October 2018].

The Brit rock icon activist began the set – during the opener of his Us + Them tour in Brazil – by displaying the names of people, across the globe, who the musician believes are projecting neo-fascists rhetoric.

Waters is will perform a second show in São Paulo, on Wednesday, at Allianz Park. During the concert, the rocker elaborated that the scourge of neo-fascism is increasing and alarming around the world while noting the identities of some of the “guilty” parties on a screen.

The Brazilian audience responded with roars when the name of Bolsonaro, who advanced to the second round of Sunday’s presidential elections, appeared on the giant display among other rising neo-fascists.

Waters, known to hold unpopularopinions onPalestine, demonstrated multiple political statements throughout the set. One such significant presentation involved 12 figures cloaked by hoods – portraying hostages who are to be decapitated – removing the garments and revealing themselves to be children.

Bolsonaro was noted along with several other politicians from various countries, including his compatriot and pro-Brexit vice chair Nigel Farage as well as United States President Donald Trump.

The drummer has upcoming shows in Brasilia, Salvador, Belo Horizonte, Rio de Janeiro, Curitiba and Porto Alegre.


2018 Human Wrongs Watch

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