Thousands of supporters of far-right leader Jair Bolsonaro stormed the parliament in Brazil’s capital Brasilia on Sunday. These people also besieged the Supreme Court and the President’s residence. People entered the Parliament with the flag in their hands.
The protesters climbed to the roof of the Parliament and broke the windows.
After fierce clashes, the police had taken control of the important buildings of Brasília by Sunday evening.
This incident was so big that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has also given a statement on it along with leaders from all over the world.
What is the reason for the attacks?
Actually there was a change of power in Brazil recently. Jair Bolsonaro was defeated in the elections and Lula da Silva became the new President. Bolsonaro refused to accept his defeat. Supporters of Bolsonaro believe that there has been a disturbance in the election. Supporters of Bolsonaro got irritated by this, then they attacked the Parliament House and the Supreme Court of Brazil.
The protesters broke the windows of these buildings. A Brazilian leader believes that the rioters brought weapons with them. Brazilian police claim to have arrested more than 200 protesters.
Let us tell you that just a few days ago, Lula da Silva took the oath of the post of President, then Bolsonaro, justifying his displeasure, did not even participate in the swearing-in ceremony and he left the country. Bolsonaro is currently in America.
Let us tell you that Lula da Silva became the President of Brazil for the third time. There has been a ruckus in Brazil as soon as he became the President. Looking at the situation in Brazil, now many leaders of the world are giving statements on this.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s statement.
India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted that I am worried about the news of riots and sabotage in the nation’s institutions in Brazil, democratic traditions should be respected and we give full support to the Brazilian government.
Deeply concerned about the news of rioting and vandalism against the State institutions in Brasilia. Democratic traditions must be respected by everyone. We extend our full support to the Brazilian authorities. @LulaOficial
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) January 9, 2023
American President Joe Biden’s statement.
US President Joe Biden has also condemned the violent demonstrations in Brazil.
I condemn the assault on democracy and on the peaceful transfer of power in Brazil. Brazil’s democratic institutions have our full support and the will of the Brazilian people must not be undermined. I look forward to continuing to work with @LulaOficial.
— President Biden (@POTUS) January 8, 2023