EFERio de Janeiro

Thousands of people took to the streets of Brazil on Saturday to demand the dismissal and impeachment of President Jair Bolsonaro for mismanagement of the country's coronavirus epidemic.

It was the fourth protest in less than two months, as opposition to the denialist right-wing leader gathers steam.

In more than 400 cities, protesters also asked for the acceleration of vaccination programs and an increase in financial aid, with more than 14.8 million now unemployed.

Convened by the trade unions, left-wing parties and civil movements, the protests were held mostly peacefully, with the exception of riots in São Paulo, the most populated city in the country and hardest hit by the pandemic, and where the largest demonstrations took place.