Supporters of former President Bolsonaro stormed Congress, Rashtrapati Bhavan and the Supreme Court.
Large groups of protesters carrying green and yellow flags stormed the centers of power in Brasilia.
The mob vandalized the Congress building, trampled the seat of the Supreme Court.
Brasília. 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. During this time, he did a lot of sabotage. What President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva condemned as a “fascist” attack. Large groups of protesters carrying green and yellow flags stormed the centers of power in Brasilia. According to an AFP news agency, a crowd of people vandalized the building of Parliament or Congress, trampled the seat of the Supreme Court and climbed the access ramp to the Presidential Palace.
This attack by supporters of former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro recalled the outcry from supporters of former President Donald Trump at the United States Capitol on January 6, 2021. When Trump supporters stormed the Capitol building American in Washington and vandalized. Current President Lula was traveling to an area affected by severe flooding in the southeastern town of Arraquara at the time of the incident. He signed a decree declaring federal intervention in Brasilia. Through which his government obtained special powers to restore law and order in the capital. Lula, a 77-year-old veteran left-wing leader who took over Brazil’s presidency just a week ago after beating Bolsonaro in October’s election, said these fascist extremists had done something that had never been done. seen before in the country’s history.
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Lula said that “we will find out who these troublemakers are and they will be eliminated by right.” Significantly, since Bolsonaro was badly beaten in the October 30 election, extremist Bolsonaro supporters have demonstrated outside army bases in Brazil demanding military intervention to prevent Lula from taking power. A crowd of protesters climbed to the roof of the Congress building on Sunday and unfurled a banner calling for the military to intervene. Footage on social media showed rioters breaking down doors and windows to enter the Congress building, then moving en masse and trashing MPs’ offices.
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FIRST POST: 09 January 2023, 06:56 IST