Bolsonaro went to America so Lula wouldn’t have to hand over the president’s scarf
Bolsonaro was admitted to AdventHealth Celebration Acute Care Hospital outside Orlando, Florida
1,500 supporters detained after vandalism at Parliament, Supreme Court and Rashtrapati Bhavan
Brasília: Amid the violence that has erupted in Brazil, former President Jair Bolsonaro has been admitted to a US hospital after his health deteriorated. According to a report by the AFP news agency, Jair Bolsonaro was taken to a Florida hospital for treatment after complaining of stomach pain. Additionally, Brazilian newspaper O Globo said Bolsonaro, 67, was admitted to AdventHealth Celebration Acute Care Hospital outside Orlando, Florida, where the former president arrived on December 31, two days before the end of his term.
Violent protests in Brazil
Hundreds of supporters of former far-right Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro stormed Congress, the presidential palace and the Supreme Court on Sunday, breaking down police barricades. Bolsonaro supporters refuse to accept their leader’s defeat in the October elections and protesters continue to call for military intervention and the resignation of the country’s new left-wing president, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. Meanwhile, Bolsonaro, who denied encouraging Sunday’s attack, was hospitalized in the United States on Monday. However, he had left for the United States ten days earlier so as not to have to hand over the presidential sash (a long piece of cloth tied around the waist) to Lula during the transition process.
1,500 supporters detained
About 1,500 supporters of former President Jair Bolsonaro were arrested after they vandalized Congress Bhavan, Rashtrapati Bhavan and the Supreme Court on Sunday. Security forces clear protest camps outside the army headquarters in Brasilia, where some 3,000 Bolsonaro supporters have set up tents. This attack by supporters of former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro was reminiscent of the attack on the US Capitol on January 6, 2021. When Trump supporters stormed the US Capitol building in Washington and carried out vandalism. Current President Lula was traveling to an area affected by severe flooding in the southeastern town of Arraquara at the time of the incident.
Keywords: Brazil, Congress, Jair Bolsonaro, President, demonstration, Supreme Court
FIRST POST: January 10, 2023, 07:28 HST