Bolsonaro supporters in Brazil storm presidential palace, national congress and supreme court

by WorldTribune Staff, January 8, 2023

Thousands of protesters and supporters of former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro who has yet to concede defeat in the recent close election stormed national Congress, the Supreme Court and presidential palace Sunday, a week after the inauguration of leftist President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.

Demonstrators stormed the national congress, supreme court and presidential palace in Brazil Sunday. / Video Image

Demonstrators bypassed security barricades, climbed on roofs, broke windows and invaded all three buildings in Brasilia calling for military intervention to remove Lula.

TV channel Globo News showed protesters roaming the presidential palace, many wearing the green and yellow colors of the national flag that also have come to symbolize the nation’s conservative activist movement.

The former president, who flew to Florida ahead of Lula’s inauguration, has made no public comment.

Television images showed protesters breaking windows inside Congress and the presidential palace.

Demonstrators unfurled a banner above the National Congress that read, “We want the source code,” referring to allegations of voting data fraud.