At least 300 detainees for the coup attempt in Brazil

At least 300 supporters of former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro They were arrested this Sunday for invading and destroying the headquarters of Congress, the Presidency and the Supreme Court to try to overthrow President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, official sources reported.

“300 detainees. The investigations continue until the last member is identified.” reported the Civil Police of Brasilia, which in the previous balance had reported 170 arrested in flagrante delicto.

The institution pointed out that the detainees “are being identified” and their statements are being taken within the process that “investigates all the criminal acts that occurred” this Sunday afternoon in the Brazilian capital.

Earlier, the Minister of Justice, Flávio Dino, announced in a press conference that the number of detainees for the attempted coup against Lula It may increase “in the next few hours.”

The minister also informed that seized “40 buses” that arrived in the Brazilian capital in the last few hours with hundreds of radical Bolsonaristas and who identified the “financiers” that made these trips possible from different parts of the country.

Likewise, he denounced that “there are still people on the Internet talking about continuing terrorist acts” and, in this sense, he anticipated that there will be police operations against those individuals.

“This is terrorism! It’s a coup!” he exclaimed.

Thousands of Bolsonaristas violently entered the headquarters of the Congress, the Presidency and the Supreme, and they caused serious damage inside them for four hours, until the security forces acted to disperse them.

Dino indicated that governors of other Brazilian states police officers are “yielding” to “strengthen the security of the Federal District” in the coming days.

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He also said that they will ask the Armed Forces for the use of troops to support these tasks.

“We are not going to accept the path of criminality to carry out a political struggle in Brazil”, asserted Dino.

The Minister of Justice also criticized the actions of the authorities of the Federal District of Brasilia and warned that possible “omissions” will be investigated in an attempt to dissuade the crowd of Bolsonaro radicals.

For his part, President Lula decreed the federal intervention of the security area from the Brazilian capital.

The measure, which will be in force until January 31, implies that the security forces and bodies of Brasilia will now become under the control of the central government.

The events, unanimously condemned by the international community, occurred exactly a week after Lula assumed the Presidency of Brazil.

The episode lived today in Brasilia recalled the assault on the United States Capitol occurred on January 6, 2021 by supporters of former President Donald Trump, who has a friendly relationship with Bolsonaro.

(With information from EFE)

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