Hundreds of supporters of former president Jair Bolsonaro the Brazilian Congress building was attacked on Sundaythey climbed onto the roof and broke the glass of the windows and part of the furniture of the legislative seat.
The incidents, which recalled what happened on January 6, 2021 at the United States Capitol when Joe Biden assumed the presidency of that country, occur a week after President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva was sworn in January 1st.
Bolsonaro supporters have been protesting Lula’s electoral victory since Oct. 30, blocking roads, burning vehicles and gathering in front of military buildings, calling for the military to intervene.
Multiple videos of the destruction inside the legislative and judicial buildings have begun circulating on social networks, with glass being broken and even protesters using the official structures as a “slide” to jump.
After forcibly entering the headquarters of the Brazilian Legislature, dozens of men and women occupied the different rooms of the building, including the Senate complex.
In the videos, dozens of people can be seen walking inside the seized buildings, many of whom are wearing the yellow jerseys of the Brazilian soccer team that has become the emblem of former President Bolsonaro’s supporters.
Bolsonaro supporters, unaware of Lula’s victory in last October’s elections, marched on Sunday in Brasilia and invaded the seat of Parliament, the Presidency and the Supreme Court.
According to the videos circulating on social media, the radicals – who in recent months have camped outside the barracks to ask for military “intervention” to prevent Lula from taking office – have caused various kinds of destruction inside those buildings.
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