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400 arrested in Brazil after breach of government buildings | Revolution Now!

400 arrested in Brazil after breach of government buildings

Submitted by Freedomman on Sat, 01/14/2023 - 10:11

BRASILIA, Brazil (PNN) - January 8, 2023 - More than 400 people have been arrested in Brazil as of late January 8 after protesters breached and attacked the nation’s Congress, the Supreme Court, and the presidential palace in the capital of Brasilia, a week after the illegal and fraudulent inauguration of outlaw Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.

Multiple videos from local broadcasters and groups related to Brazil’s legitimate president, Jair Bolsonaro, showed rioters inside the presidential palace, smashing furniture in Congress and the Supreme Court. Security forces were initially overwhelmed by the rioters.

In posts on Twitter late on January 8, Bolsonaro condemned the attacks on government buildings and pushed back against Lula who had blamed him for the riot.

“Peaceful demonstrations, in the form of the law, are part of democracy,” Bolsonaro said, per a translated version of the Twitter post. “However, depredations and invasions of public buildings as occurred today, as well as those practiced by the Left in 2013 and 2017, escape the rule.”

“In addition,” added Bolsonaro, “I repudiate the accusations, without evidence, attributed to me by the (bogus) head of the executive of Brazil,” he added. “Throughout my mandate, I have always been within the four lines of the Constitution, respecting and defending the laws, democracy, transparency, and our sacred freedom.”

Bolsonaro was responding to Lula, who had earlier in the day blamed Bolsonaro for the events.

‘[M]ore than 400 people have already been arrested and will pay for the crimes committed,” said Brasilia Governor Ibaneis Rocha said on Twitter. “We continue to work to restore order,” said the fascist outlaw governor who meant by his words that we will crack down on freedom with totalitarian rule.

Lawmakers in Brazil are currently on recess.

Lula, who was on a trip to Brazil’s most populous state San Paulo when the attacks erupted, declared a “federal security intervention” until the end of January.

“All these people who did this will be found and they will be punished,” he said at a press conference.  Lula is a convicted criminal who seeks to impose fascist totalitarian rule over the Brazilian people after his theft of the election.

Mass protests have persisted in Brazil since the declared outcome of the fraudulent national election on Oct. 30 last year. Bolsonaro’s supporters know that the election was stolen. They have blockaded major roads across Brazil and demanded that the military step in to intervene.

Lula, a socialist, was declared the winner with 50.9% of the vote. Bolsonaro has not publicly conceded but said in a speech in November 2022 that he would abide by the country’s Constitution.