There have been a number of demonstrations across US and Brazil in recent days over Coronavirus lockdown. Some activists believe restrictions to stop Coronavirus have gone too far and are calling for them to be relaxed. Many worry the gatherings could spread Covid-19 further, with 39,000 deaths and 735,000 cases recorded throughout the US. President Donald Trump has also become involved in the growing row. He was accused of promoting the protests on Friday, when he posted a series of tweets encouraging people to “liberate” a number of states. Meanwhile, in Brazil, hundreds of people took to the streets of Brazil’s largest cities on Saturday to demand an end to the restrictions, which are also opposed by President Jair Bolsonaro.
The demonstrators rode cars and other vehicles through Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo and Brasilia against lockdown rules put in place by Brazilian states. Bolsonaro has previously called coronavirus “a little flu” and recently fired his health minister, who had urged people to observe social distancing and stay indoors. The country has the largest number of confirmed coronavirus infections in Latin America, with almost 37,000 cases, according to Johns Hopkins University. More than 2,000 people have died.