Reached the roof of the building
Bolsonaro supporters in Brazil storm congressional grounds
Tumultuous scenes on the grounds of the Brazilian National Congress. Supporters of former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro (67) stormed the congress in the capital Brasília.
Supporters of former Brazilian President Bolsonaro stormed the congress in the capital Brasília.
Hundreds of supporters of former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro (67) stormed the congress in the capital Brasília.
They entered the parliamentary premises on Sunday and smashed the windows of the facade and entered the entrance hall, as could be seen on the Globo television channel on Sunday.
Some of the followers made it onto the roof of the building, as seen on television footage. Police used pepper spray but failed to stop supporters of former right-wing leader Bolsonaro.
Bolsonaro never acknowledged defeat
“I condemn these anti-democratic acts, which urgently need to be punished with the harshness of the law,” wrote Senate President Rodrigo Pacheco (46) on Twitter.
Right-wing President Bolsonaro lost to left-wing politician Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (77) in the runoff last October and left office at the turn of the year. However, he never explicitly acknowledged his defeat.
Even after the election, radical supporters of the ex-military had repeatedly protested against Lula’s victory and called on the country’s armed forces to stage a military coup. (SDA)
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