As Many As 1,500 Detained After Brazilians Vandalize Capitol
View Source | January 9, 2023 8:22 pm
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- The protest occurred Saturday, and the roughly 1,500 include those formally arrested in the vandalism and others detained for questioning, Brazil Minister of Justice Flávio Dino said Monday.
- Bolsonaro was defeated in October in a presidential race by leftist Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, who responded to the incident Sunday by authorizing federal intervention.
- Mobs protesting the country’s presidential election vandalized congressional buildings, Brazil’s high court and the presidential palace, which were mostly vacant at the time.
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