The weekend assault on Brazil’s corridors of energy by supporters of far-right ex-president Jair Bolsonaro bore “traces of Trumpism”, Spain mentioned Monday, warning such extremists posed democracy’s greatest risk.
On Sunday, a whole lot invaded Brazil’s Congress, its presidential palace and the Supreme Courtroom in a dramatic protest per week after the inauguration of veteran leftist Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva as president.
The photographs have been paying homage to the January 6, 2021 invasion of the US Capitol constructing by supporters of former president Donald Trump, a Bolsonaro ally.
“There are traces of Trumpism in what occurred (on Sunday) with stirred up far-right activists getting into Congress,” Spanish International Minister Jose Manuel Albares informed Cadena Ser radio.
Mr Albares mentioned the Bolsonaro supporters had adopted a sample of motion that was “virtually similar” to that of the Trump supporters who stormed the US capitol two years in the past.
Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez on Monday mentioned the pictures “remind us that the most important risk to international democracy, peace and prosperity… is the resurgence of extremist actions able to destroy every little thing”.
On Sunday evening, he had expressed help for Lula and for “the establishments that have been freely and democratically elected by the Brazilian individuals” whereas condemning the “assault on Brazil’s Congress”.
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