Concertgoers booed Pink Floyd founder Roger Waters in São Paulo on Tuesday after he declared right-wing presidential frontrunner Jair Bolsonaro a “neo-fascist” and urged the audience to reject a possible “military dictatorship.”
After admitting that the upcoming second round of the presidential election, where Bolsonaro will face off against socialist candidate Fernando Haddad, was none of his business, Waters said that a possible “resurgence of fascism” forced him to speak up.
“And as a believer in human rights, and that includes the right to peaceful protest under the law, I would prefer not to live under the rules of someone who believes military dictatorship is a good thing.
The British rock icon also took aim at Bolsonaro and other insurgent right-wing politicians, including President Donald Trump, France’s Marine Le Pen, Hungary’s Viktor Orbán, and Britain’s Nigel Farage by displaying their names on a screen with the warning: “Neo-fascism is on the rise.”
SEE YOU TOMORROW NIGHT @AllianzParque #usandthemtour #rogerwaters pic.twitter.com/YYEg9g7Q5W — Roger Waters (@rogerwaters) October 10, 2018
— Alirion Vonile (@AlirionVonile) October 10, 2018