A man from São Paulo sets himself on fire to protest against the Supreme Court. The 58 years old man, fom the city of Botucatu, staged the protest setting his body ablaze in the middle of the Esplanada dos Ministérios, a part of a gigantic avenue that cuts through Brasília, last Tuesday. As the flames rose, he shouted “Death to Alexandre de Moraes”, the president of the electoral court. The Police arrived soon and take the man to the hospital, but unfortunatelly He couldn´t resist and died at the begining of that night.
Now, after a year of escalating demonstrations and street blockades mostly in Berlin and Munich, the group plans to take its campaign nationwide. Letzte Generation leaders last week said that the newest phase in their protest offensive will launch Feb. 6.
We will “disrupt daily life in as many places as possible and as often as possible,” Aimée van Baalen, a 23-year-old spokesperson for the group, told German reporters in January during a Zoom press conference. “We will not stop protesting until we are given a chance at a future worth living and stand ready to bring the entire republic to a standstill should our protests continue to be ignored.”
This clarifies the child marriage story a bit. Sounds like they are charging men (and possibly fathers) for marriages that were arranged in the past. So this is why wives, mothers, and daughters are protesting. Other reports mention proof of age isn’t consistent and rules for future marriages are unclear:
The BBC article has a statement about an alleged anti muslim bias in these mass arrests. But something must be done to stop it.
Agreed. The retroactive part is what seems odd - almost as if designed to create bad optics and public outcry. If this was truly in bad faith, the next official move is to throw up their hands and claim they tried, but since the first attempt failed they’re going to give up.
That’s a particularly bad take in the article. It’s not an impossible problem to solve, the government just has to stop discriminating against part of the country’s population on the basis of ethnicity and language.
the whole concept of citizenship is about discriminating against somebody for the benefit of somebody else
that’s what it’s for