Protest blockades threaten Brazilian GP

A cloud has moved above next weekend’s Brazilian GP in the shape of thousands of determined protesters. In the wake of the country’s presidential election, in which incumbent Jair Bolsonaro was defeated by the left-wing and mononymously-known Lula, huge protests and civil unrest has broken out. Subsequent reports indicated the trucks eventually made their way to Interlagos, with Bolsonaro giving a speech calling on protesters to stop “impeding the right to come and go”. “In addition to ensuring the right of our population to come and go, it is essential to maintain the operation of essential services and road freight transport,” the ministry added.

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