The office of the Pará federal deputy Vivi Reis (PSOL) was invaded and destroyed in the early hours of today (18). According to the parliamentarian, this is the second time that space has been violated. This time the work notebook was taken away.
The deputy showed the result of the invasion in a video on social networks. Documents that were stored in office cabinets were strewn across the floor. The invaders also destroyed dishes in two bathrooms. The case was registered at the Urban Police Section of São Brás. In a statement, the Civil Police informed that it has instituted a procedure and is investigating the case.
The office works out of a house in the neighborhood of Nazaré, an upscale area of Belém. Vivi Reis said that she discovered the invasion when she arrived with the team in the morning.
“We had a meeting yesterday and the girls closed everything. Today, when we arrived for an activity of the mandate, which was already scheduled, we found everything turned upside down,” he told the UOL.
She believes that the robbers have broken into an upstairs window to gain access to the property. “It was the only place that was violated and the glass was broken. The forensics also collected blood samples that were on the floor, which could indicate that the person was injured in the invasion.”
Also according to Vivi, the office is in front of an abandoned lot and between two houses that are closed, which may have facilitated the action of the bandits.
Second invasion, according to deputy
According to Vivi Reis, this is the second time the office has been invaded. In the first, in late July, several objects were stolen. “At the time, we preferred not to give repercussion to the case because we thought it was a common theft situation.”
Since then, a watchman had been doing night security at the office. But he didn’t, as electronic surveillance would be installed in the next few days.
What caught the attention of the parliamentarian this time was the vandalism and the fact that the invaders had not taken objects that could be resold. “The first time, they took the TV, the electric drinking fountain.”
The stolen computer had been on the team since before his term. She says the equipment belongs to the PSOL and was used in mandate activities. “It had documents, spreadsheets and audiovisual material used in our work, but nothing confidential. Maybe it was stolen and thought it had.”
For Vivi Reis, whoever entered her office had no intention of stealing and gave indications that she would return. “The main issue is that they destroyed things in the house. If they just wanted to steal, they would steal and leave,” he says.
The federal deputy is also a member of the Chamber’s Human Rights and Minority Commission and is active in black, LGBTQIA + and women’s agendas, among others. She is the first open bisexual to become a federal deputy.
“I don’t even know what to think because we know that our work is very uncomfortable, it’s different in terms of the agendas we make, which are controversial, on human rights, LGBT. But I can’t make this association today because I don’t have concrete elements. I just want this investigated.”
The federal deputy announced that her personal security will be tightened and the office will move. “We don’t even have the mood to stay there anymore.”