Brazil, pro-democracy demonstrations against the assault on Congress
Tens of thousands of people in Brazil participated in pro-democracy demonstrations, in response to the assault on the Congress by supporters of the former president Jair Bolsonaro. In the country’s largest city, Sao Paulo, the crowd shouted that Bolsonaro should be arrested, according to reports from the BBC.
Many are I went down to the street dressed in red, the colors of Lula’s Workers’ Party; others were waving placards that read “No amnesty for coup plotterscalling for those responsible to be punished. About 1,500 people were detained during Sunday’s riots in the capital Brasilia, a week after President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was sworn in.
Last evening, Lula he visited the damaged buildings of Congress, the presidential palace and the Supreme Court together with the country’s governors, condemning the “terrorist acts” and vowing to punish the perpetrators. Bolsonaro has not accepted defeat in Brazil’s latest and divisive elections and flew to the United States ahead of the January 1 handover. He was hospitalized in Florida on Monday with abdominal pain.
Brazil, Lula: “Democracy will not get out of hand”
Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva he met 23 out of 27 governors in the capital and said: “We will not let democracy get out of hand”. The 77-year-old president, who assumed power for the third time a week ago after defeating Bolsonaro in Presidential Elections in October, he had previously conducted an unusual joint statement with heads of the Senate, the House of Representatives and the federal Supreme Court.
I vertices of the three powers of the State they closed ranks against “acts of terrorism” on Sunday, when thousands of supporters of the far-right former president Bolsonaro they invaded the seats of the Presidency, Congress and for nearly four hours Supreme Court calling for military intervention to remove Lula from power. At the moment, according to the Minister of Justice and Security, Flavio Dino1,500 people have been arrested for the riots that occurred while Lula was visiting a town in Sao Paulo (south-east) hit by a flood.
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