Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro attended a pro-government rally Sunday in the capital Brasilia, where he greeted supporters without wearing a mask.
Bolsonaro was flanked by a cabinet minister and two conservative lawmakers.
In a video taken by the Brazilian presidency, Bolsonaro can be seen surrounded by his security team – who were wearing masks – as the President waves to supporters.
Although the President was seen wearing a mask when he arrived at the event, it had been removed by the time he got closer to the crowds. According to CNN Brasil, his in-person appearance was unexpected.
During the walk, the Chief Minister of the Cabinet of Institutional Security, Gen. Augusto Heleno, can be heard saying: "We will win this war."
"This is a calculated risk and everything will work out," he said.
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