Daily Mail: Brazil’s insurrection crackdown: 1,200 more Bolsonaro supporters are rounded up a day after rioters trashed senate building, including slashing a £1.2million painting – as their hero ex President lives it up in Florida
* Police rounded up 1,2000 protesters stationed in camps outside army HQ calling on military to oust Lula * Yesterday, rioters stormed seats of power in Brasilia in bid to overturn election results
* Insurrectionists stormed government buildings, smashed up offices and defaced art and historic objects
* Meanwhile, Jair Bolsonaro is in Florida far away from the action
Brazilian police have arrested more than 1,200 protesters camping out in front of its army headquarters as authorities launch a brutal crackdown on yesterday’s violent insurrection attempt.
Officers in riot gear and on horseback amassed at the encampment where supporters of Jair Bolsonaro stationed themselves after the storming of the government buildings which saw the yellow and green-clad rioters unleash chaos in the democratic chambers.
The 1,200 arrested today were transported in dozens of buses to a police station, on top of the 400 arrested yesterday, after a top judge ordered mass detentions and a thorough investigation into the mayhem, which saw Congress, the presidential palace and the Supreme Court raided.
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WNU Editor: A few observations.
Jair Bolsonaro and other Brazilian leaders have denounced yesterday’s riot. The police who are mandated to protect these government buildings were clearly not ready for these protests. And as for the protestors themselves. They were not armed, and in many regions of Brazil that voted heavily against Lula there was no continuation of these protests. It looks like yesterday was a one-off.
As for Lula himself. He must feel both angry and insecure. He is leading a radicalized and deeply divided country, and I am sure he must know that he must be careful to not make a terrible situation into something worse.
Brazilian Police Have Arrested Almost 2,000 Since Yesterday’s Riots In Brasilia
Storming of Brasília government buildings in maps and videos — The Guardian