Bolsonaro supporters have stormed the National Supreme Court in Brazil.
The Planalto Palace, considered an architectural jewel by late Oscar Niemeyer and home to .@LulaOficial, is being destroyed by deranged Bolsonaro followers, mockingly known in #Brazil as “Bolsominions” pic.twitter.com/s9HZtnLM6S— Robert Valencia (@rvalentwit) January 8, 2023
Bolsonaro's angry supporters charged into Brazil’s Congress and presidential offices on Sunday.
ASSIM QUE DEVE SER. VENHA PARA BRASÍLIA. VAMOS EXPULSAR OS LADRÕES. ✊🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷 pic.twitter.com/ROeJx2WSQ4— Adriana Oliveira 🇧🇷 (@Drix73Adriana) January 8, 2023
Lula is currently on an official trip in São Paulo state.
Bolsonaro left Brazil for Florida 48 hours before the end of his mandate.
Lula was in Sao Paulo for the weekend and on a trip to the interior of the state.
Esos malditos locos amigos de VOX y con los que gobierna @NunezFeijoo han entrado en la sede del Gobierno de Brasil. Hay que mandarlos al basurero de la historia. pic.twitter.com/6IoICmWF3o— Juan Carlos Monedero (@MonederoJC) January 8, 2023
In his inauguration speech, Lula vowed to rebuild a country in "terrible ruins".
Os gabinetes dos ministros do STF estão sendo depredados, que isso gente? pic.twitter.com/Ot7cxGJVuq— Vai Desmaiar #BBB23 (@vaidesmaiar) January 8, 2023
He decried the policies of his predecessor, who went to the US to avoid the handover ceremony.
🇧🇷 Sistema anti-incêndio do STF é disparado em meio à invasão de golpistas na Esplanada.— Eixo Político (@eixopolitico) January 8, 2023
MUITA água e vários papéis rasgados por aqui. pic.twitter.com/xFviEk1lvp
Hundreds of supporters of the former president have stormed the National Congress building as well as the presidential palace and the Supreme Court. His backers have refused to accept leftist Lula's election victory.
Bolsonaro supporters storming the Parliament and Supreme Court buildings right now!— Bo Mbindwane (@mbindwane) January 8, 2023
Police, who are mostly right wingers are nowhere around the critical political infrastructure allowing takeover of institutional buildings.
Question is, where is army and police? Why missing? pic.twitter.com/9iFp7Oit4E
Supporters of former Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro are reportedly invading the country's presidential palace, Congress and ministries' building, according to witnesses.
Imagens de destruição na sede do STF. pic.twitter.com/Rck4tYVhZi— Metrópoles (@Metropoles) January 8, 2023
Images on social media show what looks like thousands of people, many draped in the yellow and green of the Brazil flag, streaming up the steps of the National Congress building in the capital city.
Bolsonaro supporters storm the Brazilian Congress— Russian Market (@runews) January 8, 2023
Hundreds of supporters of far-right ex-president Jair Bolsonaro stormed into Brazil’s Congress on Sunday one week after President Luis Inacio Lula da Silva's inauguration.
Apoiadores de Bolsonaro dentro do Senado, conversando com um policial, alegam que o mesmo deixou eles entrarem. pic.twitter.com/ftKECcpvLD— IgorGeoPol (@IgorGeoPol) January 8, 2023
According to local media, large numbers of protesters managed to invade the Senate and the Chamber of Deputies, the Supreme Court and the Presidential Palace.
Golpistas sendo escoltados amavelmente pela PMDF, enquanto se deslocavam para invadir o Congresso Nacionalpic.twitter.com/VqlyWhmKZA— Diogo Cabral (@Diogotapuio) January 8, 2023
According to Brazil's CNN, far-right supporters, who have been demanding for a military coup since Jair Bolsonaro lost the country's presidential election, managed to storm into the Presidential Palace, the Senate, the Chamber of Deputies, as well as the Supreme Court.
🚨 Policial Militar da Cavalaria é agredido na Esplanada por bolsonaristas extremistas. pic.twitter.com/EucaQl2euG— Metrópoles (@Metropoles) January 8, 2023
The area around the parliament building in the capital had been cordoned off by authorities, but ex-president Jair Bolsonaro backers who refuse to accept leftist Lula's election victory broke through, marched up ramps and gathered on a roof of the modernist building.
🚨VEJA: Porta do gabinete de Alexandre de Moraes é arrancada por bolsonaristas no STF. pic.twitter.com/q3ETZVAPhU— CHOQUEI (@choquei) January 8, 2023
The invasions capped months of protests by supporters of Mr. Bolsonaro, who have been camped outside military bases across the country, and had called on the armed forces to take control of the government and halt the inauguration of Mr. Lula.