President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva condemned the invasion of Brazil’s Congress, Supreme Courtroom and presidential palace Sunday by “fascist fanatics,” after supporters of far-right ex-president Jair Bolsonaro unleashed scenes of chaos within the capital.
The veteran leftist, who defeated Bolsonaro in a divisive election to take workplace per week in the past, signed a decree declaring a federal intervention in Brasilia, giving his authorities particular powers to revive legislation and order within the capital after a sea of Bolsonaro supporters overwhelmed safety forces to invade the seat of energy.
“We’ll discover out who these vandals are, and they are going to be introduced down with the total drive of the legislation,” Lula mentioned from the southeastern metropolis of Araraquara, the place he was visiting a area hit by extreme floods.
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