Mestre Moa Lives – Protest against Fascism in Brazil

When:
October 27, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
2018-10-27T17:00:00+01:00
2018-10-27T17:15:00+01:00
Where:
Brazilian Embassy
14-16 Cockspur Street
SW1Y 5BL London
United Kingdom
Mestre Moa Lives - Protest against Fascism in Brazil @ Brazilian Embassy

Following the sad death of Mestre Moa do Katende – a respected Capoeira Master, musician and cultural leader -the capoeira community in London condemns the recent violence in Brazil related to the elections. We strongly condemn the incitement to violence and hate speech that has characterised the statements by the PSL candidate. We believe that these statements, including those in response to Mestre Moa’s death, mean that the current election is no longer a choice between political ideas or parties’ programmes. The choice now is between those who do not accept the rights of others, and are driven by fundamentally authoritarian and violent principles, and who does respect diversity and democratic principles.

We call on all Brazilians including those in the UK to support the choice for social justice. Capoeira exists due of the efforts of our elders to fight racism, prejudice and hate. We owe it to their resistance to continue to reject those who spread what they fought against.

Mestre Moa Vive!
Protesto contra o fascismo no Brazil

Declaração Pública

Após a triste morte do Mestre Moa do Katendê – respeitado mestre de capoeira, músico e lider cultural – a comunidade capoeirista de Londres condena a recente violência relacionada às eleições no Brasil. Somos absolutamente contra o incitamento à violência e o discurso do ódio que tem caracterizado as declarções do candidato do PSL. Nós acreditamos que estas declarações, incluindo aquelas em resposta à morte de mestre Moa, significa que esta eleição nâo é mais uma escolha entre ideias políticas e/ou programas partidários. A escolha agora é entre quem não aceita os direitos dos outros, sendo guiados fundamentalmente por princípios autoritários e violentos, e quem respeita os princípios democráticos.

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