Coup attempt in Brazil LIVE: The Supreme Court ordered the Army to dismantle all “Bolsonarista camps” in 24 hours


The day after the devastation

After a black Sunday marked by the attempted coup, the investigations begin to look for those responsible and the framework of a plan that did not achieve its objective.

President Lula da Silva visits the Planalto Palace after the violent assault he suffered by Bolsonarista supporters (AP)
President Lula da Silva visits the Planalto Palace after the violent assault he suffered by Bolsonarista supporters (AP)

After the devastation of Brasilia, now it is the turn of the questions. And the one that now bounces from one government cabinet to another Lula is a. How is it possible thatdespite the dozens of buses arriving yesterday morning in the capital from all parts of the country, no one raised the question of a possible risk to the security of the city and its institutional buildings? Hadn’t the violent confrontations on September 12, again in Brasilia, been enough, where the Bolsonaristas burned cars and tried to invade the building of the Federal police, to sound the alarm? And the attempted attack on the airport a few hours before the inauguration ceremony of the new president? Not to mention the protests since the victory of Lula in front of barracks not only in Brasilia who have become permanent garrisons calling for a military coup.

They stole weapons during the assault on Planalto

(Reuters)
(Reuters)

The Minister of the Social Communication Secretariat of Brazil, Paulo Pimenta, denounced the theft of firearms from the Institutional Security Cabinet room of the Planalto Palace during the assault carried out by followers of former President Jair Bolsonaro.

“Each of those briefcases has weapons, lethal weapons and non-lethal weapons that have been carried”, denounced Pimenta in a video published on his social networks in which you can see those empty briefcases.

Pimenta told that they tried to set fire to one of these rooms and insisted on the robbery perpetrated by the “criminals” who broke into the headquarters of the Executive Branch of Brazil. “One more crime committed by the enemies of democracy”.

In the assault on the Planalto Palace, Bolsonaro’s followers dragged and they destroyed the office of the first lady, Rosangela ‘Janja’ Silva, and Minister Pimenta, but not Lula’s, who has additional security. “President Lula’s room has thicker glass (…) has barriers. It has been isolated, as if it were an aquarium. They have managed to destroy the office of ‘Janja’”, said Minister Pimenta.

For his part, the head of the National Consumer Secretariat, Wadih Damous, warned that those responsible for this robbery “had information on what they had to take” from that room. “They were made with weapons, documents and ammunition“, said.

Brazil: the assault on democracy and national-populist tendencies

The attempted coup promoted by Bolsonarista groups constitutes a trend reminiscent of what happened in the United States Capitol in January 2021

Supporters of former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro attempt to take over the Planalto Palace in Brasilia, Brazil, this Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
Supporters of former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro attempt to take over the Planalto Palace in Brasilia, Brazil, this Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

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How Bolsonaro’s rhetoric and silence fueled the assault on Brazil

The attempted coup in Brasilia was provoked by supporters of the former president. Demonstrations that generated a hostile climate towards democratic institutions

Security forces operate as supporters of former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro take over the Planalto Palace, in Brasilia, Brazil, on January 8, 2023 (Reuters)
Security forces operate as supporters of former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro take over the Planalto Palace, in Brasilia, Brazil, on January 8, 2023 (Reuters)

RIO DE JANEIRO – For more than four years, the most fundamental of questions has loomed over Brazil: Would your young democracy survive the presidency of Jair Bolsonaro?

Pope Francis referred to the tension in Brazil

The Pope condemned the “undermining of democracy” in the Americas, citing the assault on government buildings in Brazil, in his annual New Year’s address to ambassadors.

“In many areas, a sign of the weakening of democracy is the increase in political and social polarization, which does not help solve the urgent problems of citizens,” Francisco said. The pontiff cited “several countries in the Americas where political crises are charged with tensions and forms of violence that exacerbate social conflicts.”

“I think of these last hours in Brazil,” he said, in a phrase that was not included in the previously released text.

The Supreme ordered the Army to dismantle the Bolsonaro camps in 24 hours

(Reuters)
(Reuters)

The Brazilian Supreme Court ordered the country’s Army to dismantle all the “Bolsonarista camps” that exist in the national territory within 24 hours.

Magistrate Alexandre de Moraes thus stressed the importance of these camps being completely dismantled as the Police arrest “all those protesters who are still on the streets” after a day that has so far resulted in at least 300 detainees.

In a new court order, Moraes stated that “nothing justifies the existence of terrorist camps, financed with the complacency of civil and military authorities in a totally subversive manner and without any respect for the Constitution.”

China said on Monday that it opposes the violent attack on Brazilian institutions

International condemnation of the attacks in Brazil is growing. (REUTERS/Adriano Machado)
International condemnation of the attacks in Brazil is growing. (REUTERS/Adriano Machado)

China said this Monday that “Strongly opposes violent attack” against government buildings in the Brazilian capital, after hundreds of supporters of former President Jair Bolsonaro stormed the country’s Congress, the presidential palace and the Supreme Court.

“China is closely monitoring and firmly opposing the violent attack against the federal authority in Brazil on January 8,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said, adding that Beijing “supports the measures taken by the Brazilian government to calm the situationrestore social order and safeguard national security. stability.”

Brazilian security forces blocked the surroundings of Congress, the Presidential Palace and the Supreme Court

Brazilian security forces blocked the surroundings of Congress, the presidential palace and the Supreme Court. (REUTERS/Antonio Cascio)
Brazilian security forces blocked the surroundings of Congress, the presidential palace and the Supreme Court. (REUTERS/Antonio Cascio)

Brazilian security forces closed off the area around Congress, the presidential palace and the Supreme Court on Monday, a day after supporters of former President Jair Bolsonaro stormed the seat of power in a riot that sparked an international outcry.

After regaining control of the invaded facilities, investigations into the attempted coup in Brazil began

The Prosecutor’s Office, the Police and the Ministry of Institutional Relations of the South American giant agreed on the need to find those responsible for the actions registered this Sunday in Congress, the Presidential Palace and the Supreme Court

Investigations into the attempted coup in Brazil began. (REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli)
Investigations into the attempted coup in Brazil began. (REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli)

Brazilian authorities quickly began to launch investigations and prosecutions since Sunday night, after the attack by followers of former president Jair Bolsonaro on the Congressthe presidential palace and the Supreme Courtin an attack condemned by the international community.

Coup attempt in Brazil: chaos and destruction after the passage of the Bolsonaro horde in Brasilia

Followers of the former Brazilian president invaded this Sunday the headquarters of the Parliament, the Presidency and the Supreme Court of Brazil in an attempted coup

Supporters of former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro riot in Brasilia, Brazil. January 8, 2023. REUTERS/Adriano Machado
Supporters of former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro riot in Brasilia, Brazil. January 8, 2023. REUTERS/Adriano Machado

Works of art on the floor, broken windows and destroyed equipment and furniture were the traces of the chaos left by the Bolsonarists who invaded this Sunday the headquarters of the Parliament, the Presidency and the Supreme Court of Brazil in an attempted coup.




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