President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva condemned Sunday’s invasion of Brazil’s National Assembly, Supreme Court and presidential palace by “fascist fanatics”, after supporters of the far-right former president Jair Bolsonaro caused chaos in the capital.
The veteran leftist, who defeated Bolsonaro in a divisive election to take office a week ago, signed a decree declaring federal intervention in Brasilia, giving his government special powers. specifically to restore law and order in the capital after a sea of Bolsonaro supporters overwhelmed security forces to invade the seat of power.
“We will find out who these vandals are, and they will be destroyed with the full force of the law,” said Lula from the southeastern city of Araraquara, where he was visiting a flood-hit area. serious.
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