Brasilia – January 8, 2023 – Thousands of the right-wing former president Jair Bolsonaro’s supporters have invaded the Brazilian National Congress building. The manifestation happens one week after the left-wing leader Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva took office to serve a new term as president.
One of the videos being shared on the Internet shows a large number of Bolsonaristas being escorted by the military police on their way to the Three Powers Plaza in the Brazilian capital Brasilia.
The residence of the President of Brazil has also been captured and vandalized.
President Lula was reportedly evacuated to a safe location amid the unrest.
This video will live in infamy. Military police accompanying the Bolsonarista insurrection on its way to the Three Powers Plaza in Brasilia. pic.twitter.com/N4moIg6fEY— David Adler (@davidrkadler) January 8, 2023
DEVELOPING: Bolsonaro supporters storm Brazil Congress— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) January 8, 2023
Bolsonaristas tentam montar barricada na rampa do Palácio do Planalto. pic.twitter.com/frA44UojhP— Metrópoles (@Metropoles) January 8, 2023