Thousands of followers of the far-right ex-president Jair Bolsonaro They have assaulted the Congress, the Banana Palace and the headquarters of the Supreme Court in Brasilia. The radicals demanded that the Army act to overthrow the democratically elected government of Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who won the general elections last October 2022. After the attempted coup, the Chief Executive has decreed federal intervention in Brasilia, the country’s capital, to restore order. The decree will be in force until January 31. International leaders have condemned the attack, including the US president, Joe Bidenthe French Emmanuel Macron and, in Spain, President Pedro Sánchez.
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◉ Lula announces the federal intervention in Brasilia to contain the assault on Congress
The Supreme Court suspends the governor of Brasilia after the assault by radicals
The Supreme Federal Court of Brazil removed from office the governor of the Federal District of Brasilia, Ibaneis Rochafor 90 days, after the assault this Sunday by thousands of Bolsonaro radicals on the headquarters of the three powers to try to overthrow the president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, according to the EFE news agency.
The decision was made by the magistrate Alexander de Moraeswhich also ordered the state security bodies and forces to act to release any type of road or public building occupied by supporters of former President Jair Bolsonaro throughout the country.
The judge, who responded to a request from Lula’s allies, indicated that “the violent escalation” against the headquarters of the three powers “could only occur with the consent, and even the effective participation”, of the competent authorities for public security and intelligence.
Bolsonaro tepidly rejects his followers’ assault on Congress
Former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, who is in the United States, this Sunday mildly condemned the coup attempt promoted by his radical supporters, who invaded the headquarters of the three powers in Brasilia.
“Peaceful demonstrations, within the law, are part of democracy. However, vandalism and invasions of public buildings such as those that occurred today, as well as those practiced by the left in 2013 and 2017, escape the rule,” the ex-president stated on his social networks.
The retired Army captain, who left power on January 1, repudiated in his message “the accusations, without evidence” made by the current head of state, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, who today reproached his predecessor for “stimulating” the coup acts of its most radical supporters.
At least 300 Bolsonaristas arrested for attempted coup
At least 300 supporters of former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro were arrested this Sunday for invading and destroying the headquarters of Congress, the Presidency and the Supreme Court to try to overthrow President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, official sources reported.
“300 detainees. The investigations continue until the last member is identified,” reported the Civil Police of Brasilia, which in the previous balance had reported 170 arrests in flagrante, according to the EFE news agency.
The institution pointed out that the detainees “are being identified” and their statements are being taken within the process that “investigates all the criminal acts that occurred” this Sunday afternoon in the Brazilian capital.