Barred from a meeting of the Commission on Human Rights presided by Congressman and Protestant Pastor Marco Feliciano (PSC-SP) on Wednesday (27), demonstrators focused near the hall which gives access to the parliamentary cabinet in an attempt to protest in front of the room, located in Annex 4 of the Chamber of Deputies. Security guards had to bar access and reached into confrontation with some of the opponents of Marco Feliciano (see videos).
Amid the tumult, one protester carried over by police officers Legislature to provide clarification. It was the second to be held on the afternoon of Wednesday. To prevent the invasion of Feliciano's office, located in a building separate from the housing commissions, officials had to lock the door and left the scene.
Protesters shout: "Out dictator, out dictator".
A couple of protesters managed to break the blockade of the guards and stood in front of the cabinet to protest. They stayed about 30 minutes until officials Feliciano left the scene. "The goal is to obstruct the work, draw attention, preventing him feel comfortable in this position it.Clearly We're saying: 'You will not get there, you'll have to resign!'" Said one of them to the Globo News, the student of Political Science at UNIVERSITY OF BRASILIA (UnB), Marcelo Caetano, 23 years.
Earlier, inside the plenary committee, another young man was taken away by police after representative Marco Feliciano order, by calling him a racist. The session just moved to another place, more restricted to the public.
The first young detainee, identified as Marcelo Pereira Régis, gave explanations to the police and was released. The second also would only be asked about the confusion after being released, according to police Legislature.
Since his appointment, the Pastor and Congressman Marco Feliciano is under pressure to leave his post because of statements considered homophobic and racist against Negroes and Homosexuals. The pressure swelled up last week after the congressman released a video with demonstrations that equates the "macabre rituals."
On Tuesday, however, the PSC [Social Christian Party] confirmed that Marcos Feliciano will remain in charge of the Human Rights Commission, against the recommendation of the Speaker of the House , Henrique Eduardo Alves of the Brazilian Democratic Moviment Party of the state of Rio Grande do Norte (PMDB-RN).
The poster read: "You need to separate facts from opinions. God hates homosexual and Negroes and this is a fact, the rest are mere opinions." Marco Feliciano
Chairman of the Commission on Human Rights and Minorities
Actions and statements
Protestant Pastor and Congressman Marco Feliciano is the target of two cases in the Supreme Court: an investigation that accuses him of homophobia and a criminal action in which it is denounced by embezzlement. The defense of parliamentary denies both charges.
He caused a controversy in 2011 when he made statements on Twitter in regard about Africans and homosexuals.
"On the African continent lies the curse of paganism, occultism, misery, diseases originating from there: ebola, AIDS, hunger etc ..." wrote the congressman at the time.
The Social Christian Party (PSC) received an electronic petition with 445,000 signatures against Congressman Feliciano
Director of Avaaz entity made a symbolic delivery of the document to vice president of PSC.
Organizer of the petition said that 'pressure will continue.'
A petition with 445,000 electronic signatures favorable to the resignation of Mr Marco Feliciano (PSC-SP) of the Human Rights Commission of the Chamber. The symbolic handover of the document was made to the leader of the PSC, Andre Moura (UP PSC), and the vice chairman of the party, Everaldo Pereira, activists and representatives of Avaaz, an international entity that organizes demonstrations online.
"This petition demonstrates that society do not legitimize the appointment of Feliciano. Congress erred indicate it and realized the error before the mobilization of society. What we are seeing is that the mobilization of society makes a difference. And the pressure will continue, "said Peter Abramovay, campaign director of Avaaz.