Hundreds of followers of former Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro invaded the headquarters of the National Congress and the Presidential Palace this Sunday in a demonstration calling for a military intervention to overthrow President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.
The group, which defends coup theses, overcame a police barrier and climbed the ramp that gives access to the roof of the buildings of the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate, and some entered inside the legislative headquarters.
The extremists, mostly wearing yellow and green shirts and Brazilian flags, also attacked some vehicles of the Legislative Police, which provides security for Congress.
They also destroyed protection barriers and, armed with sticks, confronted the agents who unsuccessfully tried to contain the entry of the protesters.
Lula, who assumed the Presidency of Brazil on January 1, is traveling this weekend in the city of Araraquara, in Sao Paulo.
Hundreds of radical Bolsonaro supporters have been camped out in front of the Army Headquarters in Brasilia since the day after the elections on October 30, in which Lula defeated Bolsonaro.
The camps of the radical Bolsonaristas, which have multiplied in cities throughout the country, began to be dismantled on Friday in Belo Horizonte, the capital of Minas Gerais, where some disturbances occurred.
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