Brazil: Supporters of former President Bolsonaro entered the Parliament House-SC, fiercely created ruckus, reminding us of the US Capitol violence. Police arrested about 400 protesters who entered these government buildings. Brazil’s new President Luiz condemned the attack.
Brazil: Hundreds of supporters of Brazil’s far-right former President Jair Bolsonaro created a ruckus in the capital Brasilia. Supporters of Bolsonaro have been protesting violently against the swearing in of new President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. Here on Sunday, hundreds of protestors stormed the Congress (Parliament House), Rashtrapati Bhavan and the Supreme Court, breaking the police barricades.
Police arrested about 400 protesters who entered these government buildings. Brazil’s new President Luiz condemned the attack. At the same time, former President Bolsonaro reacted to the siege by condemning the “loot and invasion” at the National Congress in the Presidential Palace.
Some of the protesters, who were dressed in green and yellow flags, climbed onto the Speaker’s chair and gathered around him there. trampled the headquarters of the Supreme Court and climbed the ramp to the Planalto Presidential Palace. A crowd of protesters climbed onto the roof of the Congress building. In footage going viral on social media, protesters could be seen breaking doors and windows to enter the Congress building.
US President condemned the incident
Regarding this, US President Joe Biden condemned the incident of the supporters of former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro entering the country’s Congress, Rashtrapati Bhavan and Supreme Court. Tagging the Brazilian president, Biden tweeted, “I condemn the attack on democracy and the peaceful transfer of power in Brazil. Brazil’s democratic institutions have the full support of the US and have not weakened the will of the Brazilian people.” Must go. I look forward to continuing to work with President Lula.”
I condemn the assault on democracy and on the peaceful transfer of power in Brazil. Brazil’s democratic institutions have our full support and the will of the Brazilian people must not be undermined. I look forward to continuing to work with @LulaOficial.
— President Biden (@POTUS) January 8, 2023
Let us tell you that this incident in Brazil reminded us of the capital violence in America. Then on January 6, 2021, supporters of former President Donald Trump entered the US Parliament Capitol Hill and created a ruckus. Trump’s hand was said to be behind this violence. Five people were killed in the violence, while over a hundred were injured. Trump was accused by the House of Representatives of inciting an unprecedented rebellion, which led to his impeachment.
Jair Bolsonaro was defeated in the election
Significantly, 77-year-old veteran leftist leader Lula da Silves took office after defeating Jair Bolsonaro in the elections. Regarding the incident, he said, “We will find out who these miscreants are and will deal with them with the full force of the law.” Bolsonaro’s supporters have been calling for military intervention outside army bases in Brazil to prevent Lula from taking power after Bolsonaro was soundly defeated in the election.