Coup d´état attempt in Brazil

For weeks, groups of radical Bolsonaristas who do not accept the result of the last presidential elections have promised to invade the Brazilian Congress.

Today hundreds of chartered buses in several states of the country took demonstrators to the Brazilian capital.

These terrorists invaded, in addition to Congress, the Supreme Court building and the Planalto Palace, the seat of the federal government.

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Authorities call for the immediate arrest of Mr. Anderson Torres, former secretary of public security for the Federal District.

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I’d hoped this sort of mess could be avoided after this:

Damn.

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ETA: They didn’t expect the leopards to eat their faces.

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‘Our Capitol moment’

Frances Mao

In Brazil

“I voted for Bolsanaro, but I don’t agree with what they’re doing,” says Daniel Lacerda in the South Wing neighbourhood of Brasilia.

“If you don’t agree with the president you should just say it and move on. You shouldn’t go hold protests and commit all the violence like they’re doing.”

“It’s sad to think that we’ve come to this point where people think the only solution is violence,” says Lacerda, 21.

He tells me that he views the situation as “our Capitol moment”, referring to the riot in Washington DC on 6 January 2021.

“I don’t feel happy in any way. I think there’s other ways to solve this,” he continues.

“Brazil is a huge country and we have so many things to be proud of. It’s so sad we’ve reached this point.”

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The rise of fascism is a worldwide issue, not just a USAian thing. The sooner we deal with this the better.

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Federal district police have been accused of acting softly on terrorists.

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Minister of Justice, Mr. Flavio Dino, said that 200 people were already arrested and at about 40 buses that took terrorists to the Capital were seized.

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The governor of the Federal District says that more than 400 terrorists were arrested. The police doesn´t confirm this claim.

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These are the same people who massacre indigenous protesters. So it’s not like the authorities are reluctant to use violence to deal with then. It’s that those who normally commit violence for the authorities are joining in here.

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Not only indigenous. Teachers demanding better pay, homeless people who want a ceilling over their heads and so on.

Several Bolsonarista groups have been protesting for months. They have blocked roads, burned cars, vandalized public buildings and have camped in military areas that are generally off-limits to civilians.

Many noted the leniency with which these people were treated. These people who were at camping sites/blockades that called for a coup d’état stayed there for months without anyone taking them down, as if it were a perverse parody of Occupy Wall Street.

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This desire for invasion is old…

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Internet Archive copy of the 1993 NYT article.



I found a Mastodon account on Newsie which might be relevant, but so far most of what they’ve linked you’ve already posted here.

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Terrorists want to attack oil refineries and fuel distribution centers in an attempt to stop the economic activities and wreak havoc and chaos. According some newspapers, Combating these terrorists can be difficult because of the infiltration of Bolsonarist elements in different levels of the government.

https://twitter.com/CNNBrasil/status/1612244500079845376

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After invading public buildings, terrorists take refuge in a camp in a military area, which is usually off-limits to civilians for security reasons, in Brasilia. The army police asked them to go away, but they aren´t complying.

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This is from BBC. In spite of everything, Bolsonaro still manages to be better than Trump (not that that’s a high hurdle). Also, he’s now living in Florida? Are the US and Brazil (or at least Trump and Bolsonaro) twins separated at birth or something?

More than six hours after federal government offices in Brasilia were breached, ex-president Jair Bolsonaro has tweeted to condemn the unruly mob of his supporters.

“Peaceful demonstrations, in the form of the law, are part of democracy,” he said, before going on to condemn the “invasions of public buildings as occurred today”.

Bolsonaro has been living in Florida since late December, having left 48 hours before Lula’s inauguration.

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At least he admitted he isn´t ´president anymore. He called Mr. Lula the “current head of the executive branch of the Brazilian government.”

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Poisoning instituions, sabotaging the economy from the opposition position, then swooping back into power. Sounds like the playbook that Netanyahu just ran. Damn, if they get their shit together enough to pull that play in the states with all the plants they have in the courts, it’s going to be one hell of an ironic WWIII when the Axis of evil is the USA, Brazil and Israel…

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