Brazilian President Lula da Silva describes storming state institutions as a terrorist act, a day after supporters of former President Jair Bolsonaro attempted to storm Parliament, the Supreme Court and the presidential palace in the capital.
Describe Brazilian President, Lula da SilvaToday, Monday, the state institutions were stormed by some demonstrators with a “terrorist act.”
And the news agency “Agence France Presse” quoted the Brazilian president, the presidents of the Supreme Court and the Congress, as saying that “storming state institutions is an act of terrorism.”
Yesterday, Sunday, Brazilian media reported that supporters of former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro seized the Congress building in Brasilia for some time, after which the police dispersed them, using gas bombs.
Bolsonaro’s supporters attacked the Palacio do Planalto, one of the official presidential palaces, as well as the Supreme Court building.
In a speech yesterday from Sao Paulo, da Silva described the attacks on government buildings in Brasilia as “barbaric” and ordered the use of “federal forces to restore order in the capital,” stressing that the “extraordinary measure”It will continue in the Brazilian Federal District until January 31,” according to a decree signed by the president.
For his part, Bolsonaro said that he “rejects the accusations, which were made without evidence by the current President of Brazil, Lula da Silva.”
The former president stressed that “peaceful demonstrations are part of democracy, but storming public buildings is a transgression,” accusing the Brazilian left of doing so in 2013 and 2017.
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Hundreds of riot participants were arrested
AndThe Brazilian police announced, earlier today, The arrest of more than 400 people who participated in the riots, and stormed the Congress headquarters, the Supreme Court and the presidential palace.
Supreme Court Justice Alexandre de Morais, The governor of the capital, Brasília, Ibáñez Rocha, was effectively dismissedafter the recent violence.
Yesterday, the Brazilian Attorney General, Augusto Aras, issued a statement expressing his concern about “acts of deliberate vandalism of public buildings,” so he decided to “open a criminal investigation aimed at holding those involved accountable while preserving recordings and posts that may lead to identifying the perpetrators.”
For his part, da Silva inspected the presidential palace and the Supreme Court upon his return to Brasilia today, according to local media.
And she was Brazilian media announced that the security forces had regained control on Sundayon the official centers, after that aBolsonaro supporters stormed out The headquarters of the authorities, which caused great damage.
AndDa Silva signed a decree He orders the security forces to intervene in the Federal District of Brasília, stressing that “the federal intervention in Brasília will continue until January 31.”
And he comes Bolsonaro supporters stormed Several government buildings against the background of their refusal to return da Silva to power after his victory in the last elections in the country.
It is mentioned that The Brazilian Electoral Court opened a case against Bolsonaro and his allies on charges of misusing political and economic power during the election campaign and destabilizing the country by spreading false news.