Mexico City, January 9 – Former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said that the actions of his supporters, who destroyed the Congress building, the Supreme Court and the Planalo Palace, go beyond democracy.
“Peaceful demonstrations are part of democracy. However, the looting of public buildings that occurred today, as well as those practiced by the left in 2013 and 2017, do not fall under this rule. Four lines of the constitution were adhered to, while respecting and protecting laws, democracy, transparency and our freedom Holy,” the politician wrote on his Twitter blog.
Bolsonaro supporters, who have been protesting since the end of last year against the results of the presidential elections, seized the Congress building in the Brazilian capital on Sunday, and entered the grounds of the Planalto Palace, the presidential residence, and also to the building of the Supreme Court, local media reported earlier. In the evening alone, the police managed to clear the government buildings of the demonstrators, and more than 400 people were arrested.
Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, who was on a business trip to Sao Paulo for the day, launched the seizure of government buildings in Brasilia Barbaric during a press conference, using federal forces to restore order in the capital and replaced the local chief of public security with the deputy minister of justice.
Countries and international organizations of the American region expressed their support for President Lula da Silva, calling the actions of the demonstrators an anti-democratic coup attempt.