After storming government district
Brazilian police raids on suspects
On January 6, sympathizers of former President Bolsonaro stormed the government in Brazil and caused considerable damage. The police are now taking action against the suspects.
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On January 6, supporters of former President Jair Bolsonaro stormed the seat of government.
After the storming of the government district in Brasilia, the Brazilian federal police took action against those suspected to be involved. In the crackdown on suspects involved in or sponsoring the attack, 16 searches were conducted in five states and the capital district and five arrest warrants were issued, police said on Twitter on Friday.
According to the federal police, the suspects are accused, among other things, of forming a criminal organization, inciting a crime, causing serious damage to property and attempting a coup d’etat.
Among other things, the living and working rooms of the now suspended governor of Brasilia, Ibaneis Rocha, were searched. Cell phones, computers and cash were confiscated. According to the Brazilian news portal “G1”, Rocha’s lawyers emphasized his innocence.
Bolsonaro supporters stormed the government
On January 8, supporters of President Jair Bolsonaro, who had just been replaced by Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, stormed Congress, the seat of government and the Supreme Court in Brasilia, causing extensive damage. President Lula accused parts of the police and military of collaborating with the attackers.
According to Justice Minister Flávio Dino, around 1,500 Bolsonaro sympathizers have been arrested for the time being. According to “G1”, 200 people were released by Wednesday, and more than 350 were taken into custody. The analysis of the cases is still pending for around 900.