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In a hyper-polarized runoff, electoral harassment skyrockets

Approximately 600 employees from two abattoirs in the southeastern state of Minas Gerais had to stop working last week and put on T-shirts bearing the colors and electoral number of President Jair Bolsonaro’s campaign, who is seeking re-election.

Company owners, arriving imminently by helicopter, told their employees that they would receive a leg of pork if they proved they would vote for Mr. Bolsonaro. Anyone who did not support the president, meanwhile, would be threatened with dismissal.

Scenes of the employees wearing the themed clothes spread online. The companies were fined by a labor court and forced to recant,…

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