From football fans to bookworms: the many faces of Brazil’s resistanceGlobal Voices Online #Global_VoicesJanuary 13, 2019
O país não é fascista.
Also elected federal deputy, Taliria Petrone is a black feminist professor and activist who was a childhood friend, fellow city councilor and party member of Marielle Franco, the Rio de Janeiro politician assassinated in March.
They will join Tabata Amaral , whose journey from the outskirts of São Paulo to Harvard as a double major honors graduate in astrophysics and political science has inspired many girls in Brazil.
She was elected federal deputy.
They began rallying behind it in September, following a couple of big Bolsonaro endorsements by famous football players and after some fans echoed the army captain’s homophobic rants in stadiums.
It was around the same time that one of Brazil’s largest football fans associations, “Gaviões da Fiel”, took an official stand against Bolsonaro.
In his honor, his supporters cast their votes on October 28 while carrying books.
Going to vote with a book
Time to vote!
We vote with books!