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Bolsonaro Supporters Storm Brazil National Congress, Breach Presidential Palace, Top Court: Live Feed
What appears to be thousands of supporters of former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro stormed the National Congress building in Brasilia on Sunday, as well as the Presidential Palace and the nation’s top court, according to news agency LUSA.
— Luis de Paula (@luis10870917) January 8, 2023
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The protesters are calling for military intervention to overthrow President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who was inaugurated last week.
Since the October 30 elections, in which Lula defeated Bolsonaro, hundreds of people have been camped in front of the Army Headquarters in Brasília.
Footage shared on social media showed hundreds of people pouring into the building. The protesters were met with police tear gas.
A Brasília-based reporter shared a video on Twitter purportedly showing the protesters storm the building. –DW
URGENTE: Invasores quebram vidraças da chapelaria do Congresso e invadem a Câmara dos Deputados. Extremistas já estão no Salão Verde e nos anexos do prédio. Também houve invasão ao Palácio do Planalto. Presidente Lula não está no local. pic.twitter.com/lP91pLqTuf
— Renato Souza (@reporterenato) January 8, 2023
### FULL BRAZIL GOVERNMENT COLLAPSE UNDERWAY pic.twitter.com/35xolj1KDe
— João Henrique da Fonseca (@JHFonseca) January 8, 2023
According to LUSA, the group, wearing yellow and green T-shirts and Brazilian flags, crossed police barriers and climbed the ramp which allows access to the roof of the Chamber of Deputies and Senate buildings.
O terrorismo que Bolsonaro estimulou contra os Poderes e o Estado Democrático de Direito sendo colocado em prática. Criminosos destroem vidraças do @STF_oficial pic.twitter.com/86uBoor5Un
— George Marques 🇧🇷 (@GeorgMarques) January 8, 2023
What the hell pic.twitter.com/eQRcjbxVEg
— Ragıp Soylu (@ragipsoylu) January 8, 2023
And a live feed:
Has anyone seen this guy?
“Hola, fellow supporters de Bolsinero. We must go ino de palacio!” pic.twitter.com/yoyiKTjMvE
— b1joe (@b1joe) January 8, 2023
Sun, 01/08/2023 – 14:14
Source: ZeroHedge News