Brazil police fire tear gas at Bolsonaro supporters

STORY: Brazil's far-right President Jair Bolsonaro will not contest his election defeat and will address the nation later on Tuesday, Communications Minister Fabio Faria told Reuters.

The presidential address may defuse protests by his supporters who have blocked highways in many states across Brazil, along with pro-Bolsonaro truckers calling for him to defy the electoral victory of leftist Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.

Bolsonaro has made no public remarks so far to the election result and had not called Lula after Sunday's vote.