Jair Bolsonaro supporters storm Brazil’s Congress | Jair Bolsonaro News

DEVELOPING STORY,

Lots of of supporters breached the Congress and likewise gathered close to the presidential palace and Supreme Court docket.

Supporters of Brazilian far-right former President Jair Bolsonaro have stormed the Congress within the capital, Brasilia.

Lots of of Bolsonaro supporters additionally gathered exterior the presidential palace and Supreme Court docket on Sunday, though it was not instantly clear whether or not they had managed to interrupt into the buildings.

Movies on social media confirmed Bolsonaro supporters smashing home windows of the nationwide Congress constructing and climbing on prime of its roof.

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

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

The incidents, which recalled the January 6 invasion of the US Capitol by supporters of former President Donald Trump, got here only a week after left-wing President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was sworn in on January 1 after defeating the right-wing Bolsonaro in an October runoff.

Bolsonaro supporters have been protesting towards Lula’s victory for weeks, blocking roads, setting autos on fires and gathering exterior army buildings, asking armed forces to intervene.

Bolsonaro left Brazil on the finish of the 12 months and traveled to Florida, the US state the place Trump now resides.

It is a growing story. 

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