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8 Sep 2018

Brazil presidential frontrunner stabbed during rally

The far-right frontrunner in Brazil’s presidential elections will be in intensive care for at least a week, after he was stabbed during a campaign rally.

Jair Bolsonaro was attacked by a man who rushed up to him as he was being carried through the crowd. He was taken to hospital for surgery, while the alleged knifeman is in custody.

Bolsonaro has provoked outrage with his racist, sexist and homophobic remarks, and faces trial for inciting hate.

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