9 Jan 2023

Brazil riot: Bolsonaro supporters accused of ‘terrorist acts’ after storming capital

Latin America Correspondent

President Lula and authorities in Brazil say the rioters, supporting Jair Bolsonaro, who stormed key government sites last night will “not succeed in destroying Brazilian democracy” – accusing them of ‘terrorist acts’.

Thousands of supporters of the far-right former President ransacked buildings in the worst attack on the country’s democracy in 38 years, since the end of the military dictatorship.

US President Joe Biden joined other world leaders in condemning the violence.