Supporters of ex-president Bolsonaro storm Brazil's Congress

Supporters of former Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro stormed Congress inside the capital Brasilia on Sunday, climbing on extreme of its roof and breaking the glass in its house windows.

completely different demonstrators have been gathering outdoors the presidential palace and Supreme court docket, although it was not immediately clear whether or not or not that they had managed to interrupt into the buildings.

The incidents, which recalled the Jan. 6, 2021, rebellion on the U.S. Capitol, come solely per week after leftist President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was sworn in on Jan. 1.

Bolsonaro’s supporters have been protesting in direction of Lula’s electoral win since Oct. 30, blocking roads, setting automobiles on hearth and gathering outdoors army buildings, asking the armed forces to intervene.

Protesters face off against riot police.
Police in riot gear face off in direction of supporters of Brazil’s former president, Jair Bolsonaro, as they reveal outdoors Brazil’s nationwide Congress inside the capital, Brasilia, on Sunday. (Adriano Machado/Reuters)

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