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Elections in Brazil: a Bolsonaro candidate in São Paulo interrupted his visit to a favela due to a shooting

A candidate for governor of São Paulo supported by the president Jair Bolsonaro He had to interrupt a campaign activity on Monday in one of the favelas in the south of the capital of São Paulo due to a shooting, which the authorities are trying to determine if it was an attempted attack against him.

“During a visit to the First University Pole of Paraisópolis, we were attacked by criminals. Our security team was quickly reinforced, with a brilliant performance by the São Paulo Police”, he said in a tweet Tarcisio Gomes de Freitasformer Minister of Infrastructure and aspiring to lead the most populous and richest state in Brazil.

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Gomes de Freitas assured that a criminal was killed and that an investigation is underway to gather more details about what happened.

According to images published in the Brazilian press, the candidate and his team of advisers had to crouch down to protect themselves from a series of shots when they were inside a building.

Immediately were evacuated from the venue without anyone from the team being injuredaccording to the chief minister of the Institutional Security Cabinet, General Augusto Heleno, who confirmed that one person was detained.

Bolsonaro He reacted quickly from the Alvorada Palace in Brasilia.

“Everything is still preliminary, I don’t want to anticipate (…) This event today, whether or not it is against you, is a sign that you have to worry even more about your safety.”, said the president, who is also campaigning for re-election.

Governor of São Paulo Rodrigo Garciahe pointed out in a note that he ordered “the immediate investigation of what happened.”

“I just spoke with Tarcísio de Freitas and both he and his team are fine. The military police acted quickly and ensured everyone’s safety,” he stated.

Freitas will dispute the governorship of São Paulo with Fernando Haddaddolphin Luiz Inacio Lula da Silvain the ballottage on October 30, when Bolsonaro and the leftist will face each other for the presidency.

Source: Elcomercio

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