Supporters Of Ex-Brazil President Bolsonaro Storm Country’s Congress

Supporters of former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Sunday stormed the country's Congress, in continued refusal to accept his recent electoral defeat.

  • The protesters also stormed the country”s Supreme Court and presidential palace, just a week after the inauguration of Bolsonaro’s leftist rival, President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.
  • Thousands of demonstrators pushed through security barricades, climbed on the roofs, broke windows and invaded all three of the buildingsin the vast Three Powers square in Brasilia.
  • There have been calls for a military intervention to restore the far-right Bolsonaro to power.
  • The incident Sunday is being compared to the Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the U.S., though it’s likely the Brazilian Congress and the Supreme Court had limited personnel inside them.
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