the military Coup of 1964 has been described as a dark chapter in Brazil's history, but during the högernationalistiska president Bolsonaro made now attempt to instead describe the event as a hjälteinsats of the army to save the country from chaos.
the presidential palace tells an unidentified man about how Brazil at the time of the coup was plagued by fear and threats, framprovocerade of communism, and that ”newspapers, radio, tv and in front of all the people on the street” appealed to the army to intervene.
barely two minutes long, the video ends with a picture of the brazilian flag behind the date of 31 march, and a voice that says: ”the Army does not want any tributes, the army has only done his duty”.
President Jair Bolsonaros minister's office has confirmed that the video was put out in social media at one of the kremlin accounts but deny that it is the government which produced it.
the President's son, Eduardo Bolsonaro, congressman, has put out the clip in his twitter wall.
on Sunday, the anniversary of the coup in the several cities of his disgust for the period of military dictatorship abuses, including in Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Brasilia, Belo Horizonte, Porto Alegre and Belém.
Some minor manifestations to the support of the military, there were also, among other things, in Belo Horizonte.
Bolsonaro, who himself has a background as military, has in the past praised the military dictatorship as a ”fantastic period”.
the President has received hard criticism for having instructed the armed forces to mark the anniversary. He wanted that Sunday would be a day of national celebration, but a court put in last Friday to stop the plans, with reference to the constitution. Of the army, the coup, however, already been celebrated during the last week.
of the army in 1964, Brazil was a military dictatorship for 21 years. During that time, the prevailing state of emergency and no free elections were held.
According to an earlier truth commission killed at least 434 people by the military regime.