Supporters of ex-President Jair Bolsonaro storm Congress in Brazil’s capital

Rio de Janiero: Supporters of former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro stormed Congress in the capital on Sunday, climbing on top of its roof and breaking the glass in its windows.

Others demonstrators were gathering outside the presidential palace and Supreme Court, although it was not immediately clear whether they had managed to break into the buildings.

The incidents, which recalled the January 6 invasion of the US Capitol, come just a week after leftist President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva was sworn in on January 1.

Bolsonaro supporters have been protesting against Lula’s electoral win since Oct. 30, blocking roads, setting vehicles on fires and gathering outside military buildings, asking armed forces to intervene.


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