Friday, March 24, 2023

After Riot, Lula Promises to Punish Bolsonaro Supporters

After Riot, Lula Promises to Punish Bolsonaro Supporters

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Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, the president of Brazil, has vowed to punish Jair Bolsonaro’s supporters for storming Congress. In addition, followers of the deposed far-right leader surrounded the White House and stormed the Supreme Court. However, after hours of fighting, police took back control of the structures in the nation’s capital, Brasilia, on Sunday night.

The Civil Police in Brasilia reported that 300 people had been detained, and officials promised to find anyone else involved. One of many camps of Mr. Bolsonaro’s supporters set up outside army barracks across the nation since the election in October was guarded by heavily armed officers in the city.

Ibaneis Rocha, the governor of Brasilia, has been suspended from office for 90 days by the Supreme Court. In addition to failing to stop the riot, Justice Alexandre de Moraes charged him with remaining “painfully silent” in the face of the assault. For what happened on Sunday, Mr. Rocha has apologized.


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