Fri. Jan 27th, 2023

Jair Bolsonaro arrives for a press convention at Alvorada Palace in Brasilia on November 1, 2022. (Andressa Anholete/Getty Photographs)

Former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro denounced the “depredations and invasions of public buildings” in Brasília, after his supporters stormed key authorities buildings Sunday.

Police say they’ve since cleared the crowds from the nation’s Supreme Court docket, the presidential palace and the congressional constructing.

Bolsonaro tweeted that “peaceable demonstrations, respecting the regulation, are a part of democracy.”

“Nonetheless, depredations and invasions of public buildings as occurred at present, in addition to these practiced by the left in 2013 and 2017, escape the rule,” he continued. “All through my mandate, I’ve all the time been appearing in keeping with the Structure, respecting and defending the legal guidelines, democracy, transparency and our sacred freedom.”

Some context: Whereas Bolsonaro has mentioned he would cooperate with the peaceable transition of energy, he has additionally declined to explicitly concede his election loss in October.

The election got here amid a tense and polarized political local weather in Brazil, which has been battling excessive inflation, restricted development and rising poverty.

Within the weeks since Bolsonaro’s loss, 1000’s of his supporters have gathered at army barracks throughout the nation, asking the military to step in as they declare, with no proof, that the election was stolen.

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