Bolsonaro supporters storm the Congress building in Brazil, clashes broke out

Brazilian President Luiz InĂ¡cio Lula ordered an intervention to the demonstrators who stormed the Congress, the Presidential Palace and the Supreme Court, and 150 demonstrators were detained.

After hundreds of supporters of former President Jair Bolsonaro stormed the Congress, then the Presidential Palace Planalto and the Supreme Court, Lula reacted harshly to the protesters.

According to the news of AA; Lula, who ordered an intervention in the security zone in the capital Brasilia, stated that what was done was “vandalism and fascism” and that the people who were supposed to be responsible for security in Brazil did not do their duty.

Emphasizing that those who occupy the Presidency, Supreme Court and Congress are encouraged, Lula said, “Those who do this will be punished by the force of the law. They took advantage of the silence of Sunday while forming the government. It is known that several speeches by the former president (Bolsonaro) led to this. This is the responsibility of him and his supporters. ” used the phrase.

Noting that Ricardo Capelli, Secretary General of the Ministry of Justice, would be responsible for the entire security zone, Lula said that Capelli would be directly subordinate to him.

It was shared that Lula made some visits to the state of Sao Paulo and changed his schedule after the events, while the activists forcibly entered government buildings.


Bolsonaro supporters attacked the security forces with flags and sticks they were carrying and damaged vehicles.

The activists also attacked journalists and damaged the equipment of photojournalists and cameramen.

It was stated that many reinforcements were sent to the region to bring the events under control, 150 Bolsonaro supporters were detained and the protests continued.

According to Reuters, the Brazilian Congress, the Supreme Court and the Presidential Palace were completely under control by security forces.


Federal Territory Security Secretary Anderson Torres, known as an ally of Bolsonaro, has been impeached for negligence in a raid on the Presidency, Supreme Court, and Congress.

Noting that those responsible will be punished, Brasilia Governor Ibaneis Rocha said, “I have decided to dismiss the Federal District Security Minister, I have taken all the security forces to the streets to intervene in the events.” said.

Brazilian Justice Minister Flavio Dino also blamed Bolsonaro for the events and stated that the will of the people would prevail over the actions of the putschists.


In Brazil, supporters of former President Jair Bolsonaro, who stormed the National Congress and Presidential Palace, were removed from these buildings and control was established.

Hundreds of Bolsonaro supporters, who stormed the Presidential Palace, Congress and Supreme Court buildings in the country, were evacuated from the buildings as a result of the intense gassing of the police.

The security forces, who took the demonstrators out of the buildings in question, gained complete control there.

It was stated that the intense security measures of the police and the detention of the demonstrators involved in the events continued.


The groups shouting slogans demanding intervention from the army had entered the Congress building by overcoming the police barrier.

The police, who intervened with tear gas to disperse the extreme right-wing pro-Bolsonaro protesters, could not prevent the groups from entering the presidency and the Supreme Court building later on.

In the second round of presidential elections held on October 30, 2022 in Brazil, the largest country in South America with a population of over 212 million, the left-wing ex-President Lula, who ruled the country for two terms, was 50.9%, and the far-right Bolsonaro was 49.1 percent. had voted.

After the election results were announced, Bolsonaro supporters first carried out highway blockades in the country for days, and then called on the armed forces to intervene against Lula’s assuming the presidency during the demonstrations they held in front of army headquarters.

On November 15, the 123rd anniversary of the proclamation of the Republic in the country, Bolsonaro supporters called the army to intervene against Lula and held demonstrations near the military headquarters in the cities of Brasilia, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Recife and Belen.

Former President Lula da Silva, who won the second round of the Brazilian presidential election, was sworn in on 1 January 2023.

Photos courtesy of AA.