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Trump Supporters Spar With Opponents In Brazil

About 50 people came to the event, which ended with supporters and opponents spewing insults back and forth.

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Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump received unexpected support at an event in Brazil on Saturday, before anti-Trump protesters clashed with the group.

About 50 people gathered on Paulista Avenue in São Paulo to show support for Trump.

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The organizer was 26-year-old lawyer Leandro Mohallem. He believes that supporting Trump is necessary for the US to prevent the election of Hillary Clinton, whom he sees as the "American Dilma" — referring to Dilma Vana Rousseff, Brazil’s first female president who was eventually impeached.

Organizador de ato pró-Trump no Brasil diz que Hillary é a "Dilma americana". Faz discurso em inglês.

He made a short speech in English and ended with an enthusiastic "Make America great again," and the crowd chanted, "Trump! Trump! Trump!"

Right-wing activists sang in support of the Republican:

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"Quero desertar. Vão ver isso no mundo inteiro. Que vexame e a culpa não é minha", diz pedestre antes de pró-Trump… https://t.co/6TEiLDPK5n

Some Trump supporters had demonstrated in favor of Dilma's impeachment. This is the case of Rodrigo Ikezili, who makes a living making homemade pizza. He referred to Clinton as a communist.

Manifestante em SP diz que apoia Trump porque acha que Hillary é comunista. Ele ficou meses acampado pelo impeachme… https://t.co/zashDjQK09

Later, a group that calls itself Ação Antifascista (Action Antifascist) showed up to challenge the Trump fans. After a confrontation, police detained three people from the group.

One of those arrested was taken down by eight officers.

PMs detêm jovem que foi protestar contra pessoas que se manifestavam a favor de Donald Trump em SP.

Roberto Antonio, 28, took a baton blow to the head. He denied intention to provoke conflict and said he did not expect the "ideological confrontation" to have ended in a brawl.

Manifestante negou provocação e diz que não previa que "confronto ideológico" contra apoiadores de Trump acabasse e… https://t.co/6vd9zvo5cH

Police later formed a cordon separating the Trump supporters on the sidewalk from the anti-Trump protesters on the avenue.

The two sides then provoked each other, shouting and telling each other to go "take a bath" or "study."


Tatiana Farah é Repórter do BuzzFeed e trabalha em São Paulo. Entre em contato com ela pelo email tatiana.farah@buzzfeed.com.

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