Anti-abortion marches scheduled for 12 October in Brazil, which organisers said would be the largest in the country’s history, had a very low turnout, with only a handful of participants in some cities. The protests were sparked by the Supreme Court case examining the decriminalisation of abortion up to 12 weeks. The failure was most evident in Rio de Janeiro, where only about 30 people showed up at the Copacabana beach designated for the march. La Prensalatina, 12 October 2023.