supporters of the former president Jair Bolsonaro They managed to break through a fence established by the security forces and the military police and invaded the National Congress, the presidential palace of Planalto and the Supreme Court, television images showed.
The protesters destroyed the spaces, breaking windows and doors of the headquarters of the Three Powers, according to the images.
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President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva It is not found in Brasiliabecause he is spending the weekend in São Paulo, and on Sunday he traveled to Araraquara, in the interior of the state, to supervise the damage caused by the rains in the region.
supporters of Bolsonaro They have been camping for weeks in front of the Army General Headquarters in Brasiliaas well as in other cities, in a mobilization against the results of the elections in which Lula was elected President of the Republic.
Fearing a worsening of the situation, the Minister of Justice and Public Security, Flávio Dino, signed a decree on Saturday authorizing the use of the National Public Security Force.
In a post on Twitter on Sunday, Dino said that “this absurd attempt to impose the will by force will not prevail.”
“The Government of the Federal District affirms that there will be reinforcements. And the forces we have are acting. I am at the headquarters of the Ministry of Justice”, wrote the minister.
The president of the Senate and Congress, Rodrigo Pacheco, said on Twitter that he spoke by phone with the governor of the Federal District, Ibaneis Rocha, about the situation. Rocha would have informed him that he is concentrating “the efforts of the entire police apparatus to control the situation.”
”In action, the security forces of the Federal District are involved, in addition to the Legislative Police of Congress. I vehemently repudiate these undemocratic acts, which must urgently suffer the rigor of the law,” Pacheco said.
The invasion of the Three Powers buildings comes two years and two days after supporters of then US President Donald Trump attacked and stormed the Washington Capitol, the seat of the US Congress, in an attempt to prevent the certification of Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 elections.
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