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Fṛm Đ Obzrvr │ ‘Carnival is politics’: revellers bring anti-Bolsonaro sentiment to Rio’s streets

Revellers enjoy the passage of performers on Olympic Boulevard in Rio in their first carnival since Covid. Photograph: Jose Lucena/ZUMA Press Wire/REX/Shutterstock
Revlrz injô ɖ pasij v pformrz on Olimpic Būḷvard in Rio in ɖer frst carnivl sins Covid. Foṭgraf: Jose Lucena/ZUMA Preswîr/REX/Śuṭstoc

‘Carnivl z poḷtics’: revlrz brñ anti-Bolsonaro sntimnt t Rio’z strīts

(Transcription of an article published in the Observer on Sunday 24 April 2022)

Wɖ ilex́nz les ɖn six munʈs awe, mni si fstivl az a ćans t vnt ɖer angr at faŗît prezidnt

Tom Phillips

Tom Filips in Rio de Janeiro, Súnde 24 Epril 2022

Az ɖ sún rouz ovr Rio’z breʈtecñ granit n qorts lanscep, José Leonardo da Silva set of fṛm hom drest az a 6ft 2in box v Viagra.

Hiz desṭneśn: a bīć-sîdstrīt parti cōld ɖ Cozmic Trumpits ẃr hundṛdz v haf-cloɖd revlrz hd gaɖrd t seḷbret ɖer frst carnivl sins Covid. Hiz mesij: ɖt ɖ scandl involvñ ɖ prćis v tnz v ʈǎzndz v irectîl-dsfuñśn tablits bî Prezidnt Jair Bolsonaro’z dfnsmiṇstri wz an intolṛbl afrunt.

“Carnivl z poḷtics tù,” sd Silva, a 43-yir-old sîcoḷjist fṛm Bṛzil’z hlʈsrvis, az h priperd t spend ɖ de dnǎnsñ Bolsonaro’z “cmplitli fasist” guvnmnt bî dsgîzñ himslf az a pacit v 50mg imṗtnspilz.

Silva wz nt ɖ onli wn wɖ poḷtics on hiz mînd ɖs wīc az bac̣neła gript Rio’z strīts fr ɖ frst tîm sins Febrri 2020.

Wɖ a bruzñ ilectṛl batl fr Bṛzil’z soul les ɖn six munʈs awe, mni sw carnivl az a ćans t vnt ɖer splīn at Bṛzil’z faŗît prezidnt, hu rtenz a f’rośsli loyl s’portbes bt z rpydietd bî mor ɖn haf v votrz.

Lǎd crîz v “Bolsonaro ǎt!” iruptd at Rio’z Samḅdrom on Frîde nît az ɖ siti’z top samḅscūlz hld ɖer frst pṛseśnz sins ɖ c’roṇvîṛs pandemic bgan. Ɖ prezidnt’s sun, Seṇtr Flávio Bolsonaro, wz stōct n tōntd bî angri revlrz ẃl trayñ t woć ɖ p’redz ẃl a banr dmandñ hiz faɖr’z rmuvl wz unfrld fṛm wn v ɖ standz.

Spectetrz in wn v ɖ Samḅdrom’z xclūsiv “lux̣́riboxz” śǎtd insults abt Bolsonaro’z mn preẓdnśl rîvl, ɖ formr leftist prezidnt Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. Bt on ɖ wrcñclas teṛsz n at ɖ roumñ strītpartiz noun az blocos ɖr wz s’port fr Lula.

“I fīl hopfl bcz I b’liv dmocṛsi mst privel ovr oʈoṛterịnizm – n ɖr’z onli wn canddet hu cn aćiv ɖs n it’s Lula,” sd Angelo Morse, 43, hu wouc p at 4.30am on Ʈrzde t jôn a bloco cōld Ẃt a Luvli Wetḷnd.

Morse, an edycetr hu clemd t b a distnt reḷtiv v ɖ Norʈ Americn invntr Saḿl FB Morse, cem t carnivl wẹrñ an aḷgetrcostym dzînd t pṛtst at Bolsonaro’z hanḍlñ v a Covid ǎtbrec ẃć hz left mor ɖn 660,000 Bṛziłnz ded.

“Prezidnt Bolsonaro z a mōrón n sd ɖt f y got vax̣netd y’d trn intu an aḷgetr,” h sd bî we v xpḷneśn az ɖ sqer arnd him fild wɖ inībrietd partigowrz drest az pîṛts, devlz, nunz, sūṗhiroz, sìcrīćrz n, in wn ces, a botl v Hînz Yelo Musṭd. Wn carid a portrit śowñ Bolsonaro spywñ a rivr v grīn suij.

On a nirbî lōn, ɖ art d’rectr Maria Estephania spouc dspondntli abt ɖ sośl, culćṛl n ic̣nomic dclîn ś b’livd hd pleid ǎt sins Bolsonaro’z śoc 2018 ilex́nvicṭri.

“W fuct ǎrslvz” bî ilectñ Bolsonaro, Estephania, 34, sd wɖ a sai, az ś tc a brec fṛm partiyñ at Liqid Luvz, a bloco inspîrd bî ɖ wrc v ɖ sośioḷjist Zygmunt Bauman.

Estephania’z ǎtfit – a scarlit cep plastrd wɖ sticrz pṛmotñ Lula n Marcelo Freixo, a leftist alî ś hops wl b ilectd Rio’z nxt guvnr – îdnṭfaid an oltrṇtiv fyćr. “It’s an ilex́nyir n w nīd t ri’frm ǎr valyz, ẃć ber no rleśn t ɖoz v ɖ p’liticl grūp ẃć cuṛntli holdz pǎr,” Estephania sd. “Ǎr valyz hv abṣlutli nʈñ t d wɖ Bolsonaro.”

Nt evrbdi wontd t tōc poḷtics az carnivl rtrnd aftr a tū-yir Covid hieṭs.

At a bloco ǎtsd Rio’z Ḿziym v Tmoro, Eduardo Faria, a portli motrbîc curịr in a trqôz tūtu, bizid himslf filñ a pīnis-śept wōtrpistl wɖ minṛlwōtr. “I’m jst hir t hv fun! No poḷtics plīz!” ɖ 39-yir-old gigld. “It’s carnivl!”

Farɖr wst in Vila Mimoza, Rio’z red-lît district, anɖr rōc̣s pṛseśn wz abt t bgin, léd bî sxwrcrz n samḅḿziśnz. Ɖ most moḍstli drest partigowr wz Everson Almeida, a formr semiṇrist wẹrñ ɖ blac caṣc h yzd bfr dićñ planz t jôn ɖ prīsthd. A sticr bnʈ hiz clericl colr dclerd: “Bolsonaro ǎt!”

“H’z a sor on ǎr ssayti,” sd Almeida, 29, hu bōlct at Bolsonaro’z ptreyl v himslf az a God-firñ Crisćn. “Crîst cem t dlivr a mesij v śltr n incluźn, nt segṛgeśn, slfiśnis n conflict.”

Az ɖ drumr wormd p, Almeida vôst confidns ɖt ɖ Bolsonaro ira wz enṭrñ its fînl ćaptr, wɖ Lula līdñ in ɖ poulz.

“God wilñ [h’z finiśt],” h sd, pôntñ hevnẉdz. “N ɖs mst b ẃt H wonts.”

Instroduction to Ñspel