Live: Lula, Congress and Supreme Court leaders condemn ‘terrorist acts’

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Sanctions begin to fall in Brazil, the day after supporters of far-right ex-president Jair Bolsonaro attacked official buildings such as the Supreme Court and Congress. An investigation to determine the responsibilities was opened at the request of the general prosecutor’s office. Follow the latest developments of events in Brazil.

  • 4:32 p.m .: Biden, Trudeau and Lopez Obrador “alongside Brazil”, “condemn” the attacks

US President Joe Biden, his Mexican counterpart Andrés Manuel Lopez Orador and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau “condemn” the attack on places of power in Brazil by supporters of Jair Bolsonaro, according to a joint statement issued Monday.

“We stand with Brazil while it defends its democratic institutions” and “we look forward to working with President Lula”, add the three leaders, who meet in Mexico City on Monday and Tuesday for a diplomatic meeting.

  • 3:28 p.m .: Lula, Congress and Supreme Court leaders condemn Brasilia’s “terrorist acts”

Brazilian President Lula, the heads of Congress and the Supreme Court on Monday condemned “terrorist acts” in Brasilia the day before in a joint statement “in defense of democracy” posted on the head of state’s Twitter account.

“The Powers of the Republic, guarantors of democracy and the 1988 Constitution reject the terrorist acts, vandalism, criminals and putschists that occurred yesterday in Brasilia,” says the statement signed by leftist President Lula and the presidents of the Senate, the Chamber of Deputies and the Supreme Court, the day after the simultaneous attacks by Bolsonarists against the buildings of these institutions

  • 1:35 p.m .: “The army will have a decisive role in the coming months”

Assault of the Bolsonarists in Brazil: “The army will have a decisive role in the coming months” © France24

The judicial authorities in Brazil have launched the first investigations to determine the responsibilities of the storming of several official buildings on Sunday January 8 by supporters of the ex-president of the extreme right Jair Bolsonaro in Brasilia. David Gormezano, journalist and former correspondent in Latin America, was on the set of France 24 to discuss the situation.

  • 1:28 p.m.: Soldiers begin dismantling a camp set up by Bolsonaro supporters outside army HQ

On Monday morning, at least 1,200 Bolsonarists who occupied a camp in the heart of Brasilia were arrested, according to Brazilian media, when the military police and the army dismantled their camp set up opposite the Army headquarters.

Installed for more than two months, they demanded a military intervention to prevent Lula’s accession to power. This camp provided the bulk of the attackers on Sunday. Saturday evening, a hundred coaches bringing some 4,000 bolsonarists arrived in the capital and joined the camp.

A camp set up in Rio de Janeiro was also being dismantled, an AFP journalist reported.

With AFP and Reuters

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