Jair Bolsonaro’s Supporters Invade Brazil Congress, Conflict With Cops

Jair Bolsonaro's Supporters Invade Brazil Congress, Clash With Cops

The world across the parliament constructing in Brasilia had been cordoned off.


Supporters of Brazil’s far-right ex-president Jair Bolsonaro pushed by way of police barricades and invaded the nationwide Congress constructing Sunday in a dramatic protest in opposition to President Luis Inacio Lula da Silva’s inauguration final week.

Social media footage additionally confirmed rioters storming the close by Planalto presidential palace and Brazil’s Supreme Courtroom in what was rapidly unfolding as a critical episode of political unrest.

The world across the parliament constructing in Brasilia had been cordoned off by authorities. However lots of of Bolsonaro backers who refuse to simply accept leftist Lula’s election victory broke by way of, marched up ramps and gathered on a roof of the modernist constructing, an AFP photographer witnessed.

In startling pictures uploaded to social media — and paying homage to the January 6, 2021 invasion of the US Capitol constructing by supporters of then-president Donald Trump, a Bolsonaro ally — a tide of individuals invaded the nationwide Congress, many waving Brazilian flags.

The constructing is the place Brazil’s Senate and Chamber of Deputies conduct their legislative enterprise.

Protesters appeared on the enduring constructing’s roof, but in addition on a lot of its adjoining lawns and open areas, together with that of the close by Planalto palace.

Safety forces used tear gasoline in an apparently failed effort to repel the demonstrators.

Bolsonaro, who was narrowly defeated by Lula within the second spherical of the presidential election on October 30, left Brazil on the finish of the 12 months and traveled to Florida, the US state the place Trump now resides.

(Aside from the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV workers and is revealed from a syndicated feed.)

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