Photos: Lula slams far-right ‘terrorism’ after Brazil rioters storm capital | Hindustan Times
close_game
close_game

Photos: Lula slams far-right ‘terrorism’ after Brazil rioters storm capital

Published on Jan 10, 2023 06:37 PM IST

Thousands of Brazilian supporters of former right-wing president Jair Bolsonaro invaded the Supreme Court, presidential palace and Congress on January 8 in an episode that closely resembled the U.S. Capitol insurrection of 2021. The groups ravaged through police barricades along the capital Brasilia’s main boulevard to storm government buildings, damage furniture, smash windows and destroy prominent artworks. Brazilian security forces cleared protest camps housing Bolsonaro's supporters on January 9 and arrested 1,500 people as President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva condemned the "acts of terrorism".

1 / 8
Supporters of former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro seen storming the National Congress in Brasilia on January 8. Hundreds of supporters of the far-right ex-president staged a dramatic protest against President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's inauguration last week. (Sergio Lima / AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jan 10, 2023 06:37 PM IST

Supporters of former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro seen storming the National Congress in Brasilia on January 8. Hundreds of supporters of the far-right ex-president staged a dramatic protest against President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's inauguration last week. (Sergio Lima / AFP)

2 / 8
Security forces stand guard as Bolsanaro supporters demonstrate against President Lula da Silva, in Planalto Palace, in Brasilia, on January 8. Lula met with the leaders of both houses of Congress and the chief justice of the Supreme Court, and condemned what many called the South American country's version of the US Capitol riots in Washington, AFP reported. (Ueslei Marcelino / Reuters) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jan 10, 2023 06:37 PM IST

Security forces stand guard as Bolsanaro supporters demonstrate against President Lula da Silva, in Planalto Palace, in Brasilia, on January 8. Lula met with the leaders of both houses of Congress and the chief justice of the Supreme Court, and condemned what many called the South American country's version of the US Capitol riots in Washington, AFP reported. (Ueslei Marcelino / Reuters)

3 / 8
Graffiti scribbled on the ‘Justice’ statue outside the Supreme Federal Court in Brasilia, on January 9. Bolsonaro, 67, took to Twitter Sunday night to condemn the "pillaging" in Brasilia, but rejected Lula's claim he incited the attacks, and defended the right to "peaceful protests."(Amanda Perobelli / Reuters) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jan 10, 2023 06:37 PM IST

Graffiti scribbled on the ‘Justice’ statue outside the Supreme Federal Court in Brasilia, on January 9. Bolsonaro, 67, took to Twitter Sunday night to condemn the "pillaging" in Brasilia, but rejected Lula's claim he incited the attacks, and defended the right to "peaceful protests."(Amanda Perobelli / Reuters)

4 / 8
Damage outside the Supreme Federal Court building following protests Bolsonaro's supporters in Brasilia, on January 9. “We are not going to allow democracy to slip out of our hands,” Lula said at an official meeting, according to Bloomberg. “They want a coup, and there won’t be a coup.” (Amanda Perobelli / Reuters) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jan 10, 2023 06:37 PM IST

Damage outside the Supreme Federal Court building following protests Bolsonaro's supporters in Brasilia, on January 9. “We are not going to allow democracy to slip out of our hands,” Lula said at an official meeting, according to Bloomberg. “They want a coup, and there won’t be a coup.” (Amanda Perobelli / Reuters)

5 / 8
Vandalized paintings of Brazilian senator Renan Calheiros (centre, bottom) and ex-President Jose Sarney (bottom, second left) are seen amid paintings of other political figures, at Planalto Palace in Brasilia on January 9, Brazilian security forces locked down the area around Congress, the presidential palace and the Supreme Court after the incident triggered an international outcry. (Carl De Souza / AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jan 10, 2023 06:37 PM IST

Vandalized paintings of Brazilian senator Renan Calheiros (centre, bottom) and ex-President Jose Sarney (bottom, second left) are seen amid paintings of other political figures, at Planalto Palace in Brasilia on January 9, Brazilian security forces locked down the area around Congress, the presidential palace and the Supreme Court after the incident triggered an international outcry. (Carl De Souza / AFP)

6 / 8
Brazil's flag is reflected on a broken window at Planalto Palace, on January 9. Lula, who took office on January 1 after a bitterly divisive election win over Bolsonaro, returned to work in the pillaged presidential palace where protestors had trashed artwork and offices, shattered windows and doors, and dragged furniture into a reflecting pool. (Ueslei Marcelino / Reuters) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jan 10, 2023 06:37 PM IST

Brazil's flag is reflected on a broken window at Planalto Palace, on January 9. Lula, who took office on January 1 after a bitterly divisive election win over Bolsonaro, returned to work in the pillaged presidential palace where protestors had trashed artwork and offices, shattered windows and doors, and dragged furniture into a reflecting pool. (Ueslei Marcelino / Reuters)

7 / 8
Bolsonaro supporters leave their encampment outside army headquarters as military police stand watch in Sao Paulo, on January 9. Brazilian security forces arrested 1,500 people and cleared protest camps that had been used as a base for the sea of protesters who ran riot inside government buildings on January 8. (Andre Penner / AP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jan 10, 2023 06:37 PM IST

Bolsonaro supporters leave their encampment outside army headquarters as military police stand watch in Sao Paulo, on January 9. Brazilian security forces arrested 1,500 people and cleared protest camps that had been used as a base for the sea of protesters who ran riot inside government buildings on January 8. (Andre Penner / AP)

8 / 8
Pro-government demonstrators seen marching with a banner that reads in Portuguese "We are Democracy" in Sao Paulo, on January 9. As the nation continued to come to grips with the stunning violence, hundreds gathered to defend Brazilian democracy and demand punishment for the people who stormed the halls of power a day earlier.  (Andre Penner / AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jan 10, 2023 06:37 PM IST

Pro-government demonstrators seen marching with a banner that reads in Portuguese "We are Democracy" in Sao Paulo, on January 9. As the nation continued to come to grips with the stunning violence, hundreds gathered to defend Brazilian democracy and demand punishment for the people who stormed the halls of power a day earlier.  (Andre Penner / AFP)

SHARE
Story Saved
Live Score
Saved Articles
Following
My Reads
Sign out
New Delhi 0C
Monday, July 22, 2024
Start 14 Days Free Trial Subscribe Now
Follow Us On