BERLIN (AP) – A Brazilian activist dressed as a gloomy reaper takes to the streets of Berlin every night to protest against the “deadly health policy” pursued by the president of his homeland over the epidemic.
Multimedia artist Rafael Pueter, who has been in Berlin for five years and is originally from Rio de Janeiro, went on a night tour on Wednesday, as Brazil reported for the first time that the 24-hour COVID-19 death toll exceeded 4,000.
This made Brazil the third country to cross the threshold. Brazilian President Air Bolsonaro has long underestimated the risks of the coronavirus and is completely opposed to blockades – a very harmful economy.
“My speech starts every night at the Brazilian Embassy in Berlin. “I dress like a death knell,” Pueter said. “I think the president is promoting a deadly health policy. I think death is in many ways a symbol of this government.”
He then walks to the Brandenburg Gate, the nearest German parliament, in front of which he counts one sunflower seed to present to each of the people who have died in Brazil in the past 24 hours and puts them in a cup. He eventually intends to plant the seeds as a memorial.
“I wanted to get a clear idea of what was going on in Brazil,” said Pueter, who wore a black T-shirt with the words “SOS Brasil” on the back, a skull mask and blue Brazilian green-yellow.
According to data from Johns Hopkins University, Brazil has confirmed more than 13.1 million coronavirus cases since the outbreak, and nearly 337,000 deaths. In each case, they have seized it, despite obstacles we can scarcely imagine. “
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