© Reuters. FILE PHOTO – Former minister Tarcisio Freitas gestures subsequent to Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro throughout a farmer’s honest of banana producers in Pariquera-Acu, Sao Paulo state, Brazil Could 12, 2022. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli
SAO PAULO (Reuters) – A detailed ally of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro working for governor of Sao Paulo, Tarcisio Freitas, stated a marketing campaign occasion was “attacked by criminals” on Monday within the Paraisopolis neighborhood of the state capital.
Sao Paulo Public Safety Secretary Joao Camilo Campos stated that preliminary data advised there had not been an assault focusing on Freitas, though investigators had not dominated out any speculation. Officers confirmed a person was killed close to the positioning of the marketing campaign occasion, however offered no additional particulars.
“Initially, we’re all superb. Throughout a go to to the first College Hub of Paraisopolis, we have been attacked by criminals. Our safety staff was shortly strengthened with good work by the @PMESP (Sao Paulo Army Police). A felony was shot. We’re trying into particulars of the scenario,” he stated on Twitter.
On one video that native media stated was taken close to the occasion the sound of a number of loud bangs may very well be heard. Reuters has not verified the video.
The scare comes amid a tense election season in Brazil, with presidential campaigns stepping up safety measures amid a rising tide of political violence – though there was no signal initially of political motives behind Monday’s incident.
Freitas served as infrastructure minister in Bolsonaro’s authorities and had a powerful lead within the first spherical of the Sao Paulo gubernatorial race over former Mayor Fernando Haddad, an ally of leftist presidential challenger Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. Each races now go to a runoff vote on Oct. 30.
President Bolsonaro stated throughout a press convention in Brasilia that whether or not or not Freitas was the goal of an assault, the incident confirmed that the candidate wanted to have a larger concern for his security.