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Graphic shows how the assault on Brazil’s government offices unfolded.


Bolsonaro supporters mount insurrection

By Jordi Bou

January 9, 2023 - President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has pledged to bring rioters to justice after a failed attempt to overthrow his week-old government.

Security forces regained control of government offices in the capital, Brasília, after they were invaded by thousands of supporters of former far-right leader, Jair Bolsonaro.

The anti-democratic demonstrators broke into the Supreme Court, Congress and presidential palace in the worst attack on Brazil’s institutions since democracy was restored four decades ago, drawing global condemnation.

Brazil's Supreme Court removed the governor of Brasilia from office for 90 days over security failings.

PUBLISHED: 09/01/2023; STORY: Graphic News