Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of Sao Paulo on International Women’s Day, Friday, to protest against the country’s President Jair Bolsonaro.
Protester Adelaide called Bolsonaro “a misogynist, a fascist.” She said “we are against this person who has this world view, distorted, retrograde and completely displaced from any progress or advancement.”
Another protester Jurema said the demonstration was meant to protest against “this federal government that excludes women’s rights. This proposal of the pension reform will end the rights of women to retire.”
Bolsonaro’s announced plans aimed to set the minimum retirement age to 65 years-old for men and 62 for women. Current law sees Brazilian men retire once they have worked for 35 years, while women retire after 30 years. This results in many Brazilians retiring at around 55 years of age.