Supporters of former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro who refuse to just accept his election defeat have stormed Congress, the Supreme Court docket and the presidential palace, per week after the inauguration of his left-wing rival, President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.
On Sunday, hundreds of demonstrators bypassed safety barricades, climbed on roofs, smashed home windows and invaded all three buildings within the capital, Brasilia, which had been believed to be largely vacant on the weekend.
A number of the demonstrators known as for a navy intervention to both restore the far-right Bolsonaro to energy or take away Lula from the presidency.
In a information convention from Sao Paulo state, Lula accused Bolsonaro of encouraging the rebellion by these he termed “fascist fanatics”, and he learn a freshly signed decree for the federal authorities to take management of safety within the federal district.
Bolsonaro, who flew to Florida earlier than Lula’s inauguration, repudiated the president’s accusation late on Sunday. He wrote on Twitter that peaceable protest is a part of democracy however vandalism and invasion of public buildings are “exceptions to the rule”.
Police fired tear gasoline of their efforts to get well the buildings, and had been proven on tv within the late afternoon marching protesters down a ramp from the presidential palace with their palms secured behind their backs.
By early night, with authorities’ management of the buildings restored, Justice Minister Flavio Dino mentioned in a information convention that about 200 folks had been arrested and officers had been firing extra tear gasoline to drive away lingering protesters.
Bolsonaro supporters have been protesting Lula’s electoral win since October 30, blocking roads, setting autos on fireplace and gathering outdoors navy buildings, urging the armed forces to intervene. The pinnacle of Brazil’s electoral authority rejected the request from Bolsonaro and his political celebration to nullify ballots forged on most digital voting machines.