This article originally appeared on VICE Brazil
This past Saturday, on the 29th of October, about 20 Brazilian supporters of Donald Trump took to the streets of São Paulo to show their support for the Republican presidential nominee. The fact that they won't be able to vote for Trump because he's running in another country didn't deter them one bit – they gathered in Paulista Avenue and kicked the day off with a rendition of 'The Star-Spangled Banner'. Demonstrators were holding Trump signs and placards accusing Hillary Clinton of being the North American version of Dilma Roussef (the former Brazilian president who was impeached last August), while some were wearing shirts printed with the face of Brazilian far-right politician Jair Bolsonaro.
Since there were more journalists than actual Trump supporters in attendance, the event was rather peaceful – until about 3PM, when an anti-fascist group arrived. The two opposing groups started yelling at each other, and that was the prelude to some physical confrontations. Soon after things got heated, police officers arrested four anti-Trump protesters – who were released right after being taken to the station.
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