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Brazil Congress: Lula vows to punish supporters of Bolsonaro after riot

Society 09:27 09 Jan, 2023
Brazil's President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has vowed to punish supporters of the country's ex-leader
Brazil Congress: Lula vows to punish supporters of Bolsonaro after riot

Supporters of the ousted far-right leader also stormed the Supreme Court and surrounded the presidential palace, Qazet.az reports.

But police regained control of the buildings in the capital Brasilia on Sunday evening after hours of clashes.

Arriving in the city, Lula toured the Supreme Court building to see the damage for himself.

Justice Minister Flavio Dino told local media that some 200 people had already been arrested.

The Governor of Brasilia, Ibaneis Rocha, has been removed from his post for 90 days by the Supreme Court. Justice Alexandre de Moraes accused him of failing to prevent the riot and of being "painfully silent" in the face of the attack. 

Pro-democracy rallies are being called by leftist leaders and groups across Brazil.