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Brazilian court overrules São Paulo governor, allows pro and anti-Bolsonaro rallies on same day

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Despite a ban by São Paulo governor João Doria, a court ruling on Monday (30) guaranteed groups in opposition to Jair Bolsonaro the right to hold a demonstration in the Anhangabaú Valley area downtown in the state capital on September 7. Supporters of the president scheduled a rally on Paulista Avenue on the same day.

The Independence Day demonstration has been viewed with reservations by authorities due to coup threats encouraged by Bolsonaro, as well as tension caused by the announced presence of plainclothes State Police officers at the protest.

In his ruling, Judge . . .

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