Brazil, Florinda Bolkan: “I’m with Bolsonaro but the assault on Parliament threatens democracy”

“I’ve always done the root for Bolsonaro but these attacks and invasions jeopardize the democracy of Brazil. If you do one Revolution you never know how it ends”. Thus at Adnkronos the well-known Brazilian actress Florinda Soares Bulcão, in art Florinda Bolkan, on the assault on the buildings of power by the thousands of supporters of former president Jair Bolsonaro, which led to the wounding of 50 people (6 in serious conditions) and the arrest of over 400 people. The actress, winner in 1970 of the Donatello’s David for best leading actress for both ‘Anonymous Venetian’ and ‘Dear Parents’ (1973), both directed by Enrico Maria Salerno therefore firmly condemns the assault on Palácio do Planalto: “If we are in a democracy we have to accept the results of democratic elections. Lula financially destroyed the country and after taking possession of things not his, ended up in jail. If then he is pulled out of jail because he is the only one who has the charisma to make a living for the left, we can’t do anything about it – adds Bolkan – however he is attacks of Bolsonaro’s followers and the ex-president’s attitude are equally condemnable”, he concludes.

(by Alisa Toaff)