Friday, January 27, 2023

Chaos in Brazil: Jair Bolsonaro’s followers strike and invade three branches of government

Followers of Brazil’s former President Jair Bolsonaro stormed the Planalto Palace, the headquarters of the executive, and the Supreme Court this Sunday, after attacking the National Congress in an act of coup against Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.

The headquarters of the judiciary and the windows of the National Congress were broken by the protesters, who have already occupied the buildings of all three powers in the country.

Lula da Silva, who is touring the interior of Sao Paulo state, was not in Brasilia this Sunday.

Legislative police patrols ensuring security at Congress were attacked and barricades besieging the headquarters of the three powers were destroyed by people close to Jair Bolsonaro.

Undemocratic acts require military intervention armed forces to overthrow LulaWho assumed the presidency a week ago on 1 January.

The hardline Bolsonaristas do not accept the election victory of Lula, who won the October 30 second round with 50.9 percent of valid votes. Bolsonaro’s 49.1 percent.

The legislature’s police and the National Security Force, an elite group of agents from different states, fired tear gas shells, without success, to disperse the protesters, who were carrying the country’s flag and some armed with sticks.

Minister of Justice, Flavio Dino, who authorized the action from Saturday, January 7 national security forces Ahead of the arrival of dozens of buses of Bolsonaristas in the Brazilian capital, he said the hardliners’ will “will not prevail.”

Immediately after the defeat in the election on 30 October, bolsonistas They camped in front of the barracks in several cities of Brazil and in many places they were concentrated for two months.

The acts in Brasilia provoked others in the country, including São Paulo, where Avenida 23 de Maio, one of São Paulo’s main urban highways, was blocked by the Bolsonarians, preventing the movement of cars near Congonhas Airport. Was.

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