Posted 9 января 04:21

Published 9 января 04:21

Modified 9 января 06:10

Updated 9 января 06:10

In Brazil, police took control of buildings seized by protesters

9 января 2023, 04:21
In Brazil, police detained about two hundred people who participated in riots in the capital. Law enforcement officers regained control over the government buildings previously seized by demonstrators. President Luiz Inacio Lula de Silva has introduced a state of emergency in Brasilia until the end of January.

According to O Globo, the detainees face up to 12 years in prison. According to the police, the storming of buildings in Brasilia was planned. President Luiz Inacio Lula de Silva returns to the city. He plans to visit the buildings where there were pogroms. Recall that on January 8, supporters of former Brazilian leader Jair Bolsonaro invaded the Congress building, ministries, the Supreme Court and the Plantalu Palace (the official working residence of the president).

The demonstrators demanded the resignation of Lula de Silva, who won the election. They started riots inside the buildings. The police used special means to disperse the protesters. Clashes with law enforcement officers were recorded. Earlier, the governor of the federal district Ibaneys Rocha spoke about four hundred detainees, but this information was not confirmed.

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Lula de Silva signed a decree on federal intervention in the capital district to curb public order violations. He called the incident barbarism and promised that the perpetrators would be punished to the fullest extent of the law.

It should be noted that the actions of the protesters were also criticized by Bolsonaro, who said that the steps of his supporters went beyond democracy. At the end of October, 77-year-old Lula de Silva won the presidential election in Brazil.

50.85% of the voting citizens voted for him, Bolsonaru was able to score 49.15%. In the period from 2003 to 2010, Lula de Silva was president of Brazil, and in 2017 he was sentenced to nine and a half years in prison on corruption charges. The charges were later dropped.