LIVE UPDATES: Brazilian Parliament stormed by Bolsonaro supporters
Alexandria Representative Ocasio-Cortez said the US Brazil’s ex-president Jair Bolsonaro “must end asylum” after his supporters Raids on important government buildings Sunday in a scene reminiscent of the January 6 U.S. Capitol riots two years ago.
Hundreds of protesters swarmed the Parliament, Supreme Court and President Planalto palace in the capital Brasilia over the weekend. “Will be found and punished,” said Brazil’s new president, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.
Ocasio-Cortez condemned Sunday’s incident. and said she stood firm “In solidarity” with the Lula da Silva administration
“Almost two years from the day the US Congress passed. attacked by fascists We see foreign fascist movements trying to do the same in Brazil.” New York Democrats Tweet Sunday.
“We must stand in solidarity with the democratically elected government of @LulaOficial.
“The United States must end Bolsonaro’s asylum in Florida,” she added.
Lula da Silva returns to power and takes office after defeating Bolsonaro in the general election on Oct. 30 after a 12-year absence.
Bolsonaro condemned the actions of his supporters. And his office was previously said to cooperate with the transition of power. But far-right leaders did not blatantly admit defeat. and left the country for the United States before Lula da Silva took office.
Some context: Brazilian officials and world leaders have also criticized the actions of the protesters. Which stirred up emotions on January 6, 2021, when rioters stormed the US Capitol building. to try to thwart the 2020 election approval and President Joe Biden wins over former President Donald Trump.
last Sunday US President Biden condemns “an attack on democracy and the peaceful transfer of power in Brazil.”
“Brazilian democratic institutions have our full support. And the will of the Brazilian people must not be undermined.” Biden TweetHe added that he was looking forward to working with Lula da Silva.