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Pink Floyd's Roger Waters Draws Heat Over Brazil Fascism Warning

  • Bolsonaro’s name added to ‘resist fascism’ wall at concert
  • Crowd split between cheers and boos shows growing polarization
Roger Waters

Roger Waters

Photographer: Carl Court/Getty Images Europe

The bitter polarization in Brazilian politics is even splitting Pink Floyd fans.

Roger Waters, during the first of eight concerts in the country, added front runner Jair Bolsonaro’s name to a list of “fascist” world leaders projected on a wall on stage, which also included U.S. President Donald Trump, according to images published in local media. Bolsonaro, who’s seen as the favorite to win the presidential runoff on Oct. 28, is known for divisive statements on minorities and a benign view of dictatorship.