Former Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro, who is in the US, This Sunday he did not take lightly the attempted coup promoted by his staunch supporterswho occupied the headquarters of the three powers in Brasilia.
“Peaceful demonstrations within the law are part of democracy. However, acts of vandalism and occupation of public buildings like the ones that happened today, as well as those practiced by the left in 2013 and 2017, escape the regime,” the former president said. He said on his social media.
– Peaceful demonstrations, in legal form, are part of democracy. Looting and encroachment on public property occurred today, similar to what was practiced by the Left in 2013 and 2017.
— Jair M. Bolsonaro 2️⃣2️⃣ (@jairbolsonaro) January 9, 2023
A retired army captain who left power on January 1 In his message, he dismissed “baseless accusations” by current president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.This Sunday he slammed his predecessor for “inciting” coups by his staunch supporters.
“Throughout my tenure, I have always stayed within the four lines of the constitution and defended laws, democracy, transparency and our sacred freedoms,” the Brazilian far-right leader said.
Throughout my tenure, I have always stayed within the four lines of the Constitution
Bolsonaro, who has not publicly conceded defeat in the Oct. 30 election, left for the U.S. two days before Lula’s inauguration with no official plans to return.
Until his departure for Orlando from the election celebration, the now-former governor locked himself in the official residence and kept public activities to a minimum. His ardent supporters blocked several major highways Before Lula’s inauguration, Brazil encouraged the country or serious disturbances.
This Sunday, thousands of militants stormed and destroyed congressional headquarters, the presidency and the Supreme Court, after weeks at the gates of camps calling for the armed forces to intervene to oust Lula and restore Bolsonaro to power. .
Anti-coup protesters caused extensive damage inside these buildings and were dispersed by security forces only four hours later.
“Almost 200” of them have been arrested so far, Justice Minister Flavio Tino said.
For his part, Lula vowed to find and punish the “fascist saboteurs” who had “destroyed everything in their path” in Brasilia.and decreed federal intervention in the security zone of the Brazilian capital until next January 31.
The move means Brazil’s police forces will now be under the direct control of the central government.