Revellers in fancy dress protest against widespread sexism and Brazil’s president, Jair Bolsonaro

Tens of thousands of people in outlandish fancy dress were crammed into Rio’s Praça XV square for the Cordão de Boitatá street party, one of the most traditional shows of Rio’s notoriously decadent carnival.

But amid the samba rhythms and fantastical costumes, there were calls for action, speeches about feminism and demands for respect.

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