Video shows Brazil militia blocking Lula voters – SKWAWKBOX

As Skwawkbox reported yesterday, Brazil’s left-wing former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, better known as Lula, is the country’s new president-elect after a narrow 2-point win over the far-right incumbent Jair Bolsonaro – but reports of attempts to impede and frighten off voters in Lula’s strongholds were widespread.

And it seems clear that state interference in the voting process was extensive and large-scale, as the footage below of highway police stopping and detaining busloads of would-be voters in areas of Lula’s core support indicates:

There are also reports of some five million ‘disallowed’ votes that may add to the scale of Lula’s real support among the people of Brazil, but no details of the putative reason for ‘disallowing’ the votes has yet been disclosed. Footage of roadblocks and arrests appears to be conspicuous by its absence on ‘mainstream’ news channels, as media pundits continue to equivocate about the significance of the result.

Video shows Brazil militia blocking Lula voters – SKWAWKBOX