BRASILIA – A Brazilian politician was targeted by the opposition members with eggs on her wedding day over her family’s support for embattled President Michel Temer.
Maria Victoria Barros, 25, a member of the state assembly in Parana and daughter of President Temer’s health minister, has accused left-wing protesters of physically and verbally abusing her wedding guests earlier this week.
Hundreds of demonstrators gathered outside the church where the ceremony was taking place on Friday evening. Pelted with eggs, she had to leave the church in an armored vehicle.
The lavish ceremony attracted the state’s political elite, including her father, Ricardo Barros, and her mother, Cida Borghetti, Parana’s deputy governor.
At least 30 member of the Brazilian Congress were invited to travel from the capital Brasilia for the wedding in the Parana state capital, Curitiba.
Demonstrators carried anti-government signs and shouted slogans at Ms. Barros, accusing her of being a “coup plotter”.
Footage posted on YouTube shows security guards opening umbrellas to try to protect the bride and groom as they left the Church of the Rosary.
A detachment of riot police was eventually called in to protect the newly-weds and their guests.
Ms Barros said the protest was linked to her mother’s recent decision to run for state governor and had been “financed by left-wing parties and unions”.
Regretting the attacks against some of the guests, the lawmaker said this is “the price of democracy”.