A day after Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has been elected Brazil's new president, sectors of the transport and truckers' union most sympathetic to Jair Bolsonaro have blocked several highways and other access roads to major arteries around the country, in protest of the results.
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More than 60 blockades and protests have been confirmed in at least twelve states, according to the organizers themselves. In Rio de Janeiro, the main road connecting with Sao Paulo, the Dutra highway, has been interrupted for a few hours, as well as in other places in Minas Gerais, Espírito Santo, Rondônia, Santa Catarina, or Rio Grande do Sul and Paraná, among others.
Leaders of the 2018 mobilizations and other entities of transporters have condemned Monday's stoppages and have been quick to recognize the result of the presidential elections with which Lula da Silva will return to the Planalto Palace more than twelve years later.
The Brazilian Police reported that approximately one hundred people mobilized in Rio de Janeiro to show their "dissatisfaction" with the results of the presidential elections due to an alleged "fraud".
The authorities have confirmed the burning of tires and even of some vehicles to impede free circulation, which in places such as Mato Grosso has also affected the transit of ambulances and trucks with live animals, reports the newspaper 'O Globo'.
This Sunday Lula da Silva has been elected new president of Brazil after winning over Jair Bolsonaro in one of the last closest elections in recent memory in the South American giant. The leader of the Workers' Party (PT) obtained two million more votes, 50.9 percent of them, than his rival, who more than half a day later has still not acknowledged his defeat.