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Brazil: Police investigate attempted break-in at Lula da Silva’s official residence

The Brazilian Federal Police are investigating the attempt by a vehicle driver to invade the Palácio da Alvorada, the president’s official residence. Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva in Brasília, the institution reported this Saturday.

The Police assured in a statement that they had started investigations to “clarify the circumstances” of what happened and stated that they were trying to locate the vehicle and the person who was driving it.

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Furthermore, agents wait for the Institutional Security Office, The office responsible for ensuring the safety of leaders and their families provides details about what happened to advance investigations.

According to Brazilian media, the military guarding one of the entrances to the presidential residence They fired several warning shots before the vehicle fled.

Lula was in Brasília at the time of the event, after returning on Friday night from an official trip to Rio de Janeiro.

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The president’s security has been a topic of debate since thousands of the former president’s followers JairBolsonaro (2019-2022) invaded the headquarters of the Presidency, Congress and the Federal Supreme Court in Brasília at the beginning of 2023, without the security forces being able to stop them in time.

During the months that followed the attack, Lula decided that the Federal Police would be in charge of his security, relegating the military who made up the Institutional Security Cabinet to the background due to doubts generated by an action considered passive on the day of the invasion.

In June, Lula decided to return this responsibility to the Cabinet, but opened up the possibility of integrating the Federal Police in these tasks.

Source: Elcomercio

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