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Bolsonarists invade the Brazilian Congress during a protest to demand a military coup against Lula

Hundreds of followers of the former Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro invaded this Sunday the headquarters of the National Congress in a demonstration calling for a military intervention to overthrow President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.

The group, which defends coup theses, overcame a police barrier and climbed the ramp that gives access to the roof of the buildings of the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate.

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Hundreds of radical Bolsonaristas have been camped out in front of the Army Headquarters, in Brasilia, since the day after the elections on October which Lula defeated Bolsonaro.

Supporters of former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro clash with police during a demonstration in front of the Planalto Palace in Brasilia on January 8, 2023. (EVARISTO SA / AFP).

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Source: Elcomercio

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