Hundreds of Jair Bolsonaro supporters STORM Brazil’s Congress building


Thousands of Bolsonaro supporters invade Brazil’s Congress in Brasilia – after refusing to accept new President Lula’s victory in ‘stolen’ election – copying Trump-inspired January 6th invasion of the US Capitol in 2021

  • An estimated 3,000 people stormed Brazil’s Congress on Sunday in protest
  • They believe that President Lula’s victory was stolen from right-wing Bolsonaro
  • His supporters have been demanding that the military get involved in the row 

Supporters of former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro have stormed the National Congress building in Brasilia  – in a move similar to Trump Voters’ January 6 invasion. 

The protestors invaded the building and are calling for the military to overthrow current President Luiz Inacio. 

Left-wing veteran Inacio has only been in power for a week, after being inaugurated a week ago as supporters of the former president claim the election was stolen.

Footage from the scenes strike an eerie similarity to those who stormed the Capitol building on January 6th after claims from former PResident Trump that the election was stolen.

Protesters smashed their way into the buildings, smashing windows as they forced their way in 

Protesters are calling for military intervention after storming the National Congress building in Brasilia

Protesters are calling for military intervention after storming the National Congress building in Brasilia 

Supporters of Bolsonaro can be seen breaking through the barriers and entering the building.  

It comes after da Silva, known as Lula, defeated far-right Bolsonaro in an October election.

President da Silva is currently on an official state trip in São Paulo, after saying in his inauguration speech he would rebuild a country in ‘terrible ruins’.

Others demonstrators were gathering outside the presidential palace and Supreme Court, although it was not immediately clear whether they had managed to break into the buildings. 

Bolsonaro supporters have been protesting against Lula’s electoral win since Octobter 30. 

They have been blocking roads, setting vehicles on fires and gathering outside military buildings, asking armed forces to intervene in the election 

Local media have estimated that 3,000 people are involved in the protests – donning yellow and green T-shirts and holding Brazilian flags.  

Protesters have climbed a ramp which gives access to the roof of the Chamber of Deputies and Senate buildings.

Protesters have climbed a ramp which gives access to the roof of the Chamber of Deputies and Senate buildings.

Local media have estimated that 3,000 people are involved in the protests - donning yellow and green T-shirts and holding Brazilian flags

Local media have estimated that 3,000 people are involved in the protests – donning yellow and green T-shirts and holding Brazilian flags

Bolsonaro left Brazil for Florida 48 hours before the end of his mandate - repeatedly questioned, without evidence, the credibility of the country's electronic voting system

Bolsonaro left Brazil for Florida 48 hours before the end of his mandate – repeatedly questioned, without evidence, the credibility of the country’s electronic voting system

Protestors can be sen covering their mouths as smoke appears to come in , as Lula is on a state visit in São Paulo

Protestors can be sen covering their mouths as smoke appears to come in , as Lula is on a state visit in São Paulo

Lula's Workers Party asked the office of the top public prosecutor to order public security forces to act in containing the demonstrators

Lula’s Workers Party asked the office of the top public prosecutor to order public security forces to act in containing the demonstrators

Those who broke into the building are also accused of attacking police vehicles which secured the building, as well as protection barriers.

Bolsonaro left Brazil for Florida 48 hours before the end of his mandate – repeatedly questioned, without evidence, the credibility of the country’s electronic voting system.

Protesters have climbed a ramp which gives access to the roof of the Chamber of Deputies and Senate buildings.

Lula’s Workers Party asked the office of the top public prosecutor to order public security forces to act in containing the demonstrators. 

It comes after da Silva, known as Lula, defeated far-right Bolsonaro in an October election

 It comes after da Silva, known as Lula, defeated far-right Bolsonaro in an October election

Bolsonaro left Brazil for Florida 48 hours before the end of his mandate - repeatedly questioned, without evidence, the credibility of the country's electronic voting system

Bolsonaro left Brazil for Florida 48 hours before the end of his mandate – repeatedly questioned, without evidence, the credibility of the country’s electronic voting system

Supporters of Bolsonaro can be seen breaking through the barriers and entering the building on Sunday

Supporters of Bolsonaro can be seen breaking through the barriers and entering the building on Sunday

Protesters have climbed a ramp which gives access to the roof of the Chamber of Deputies and Senate buildings.

Protesters have climbed a ramp which gives access to the roof of the Chamber of Deputies and Senate buildings.



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