Brazilian authorities have tightened security at government buildings looted by rioters and arrested a person accused of “anti-democratic acts” in a raid on alleged perpetrators of the violent revolt of January 8.
District authorities in the capital, Brasilia, said they would more than double the security deployment in the Esplanade of the Ministries and in the Plaza de los Tres Poderes, where the government presence is concentrated.
The President of the Workers’ Party (PT)the deputy Gleisi Hoffmann, affirmed this Monday that the party founded and led by the President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva will oppose the possibility of granting amnesty to those responsible.
The Former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro “did not encourage” attacks by his supporters against State institutions, the governor of São Paulo, Tarcísio de Freitas, an ally of the far-right leader, told EFE today in the World Economic Forum from the Swiss city of Davos.
De Freitas stressed that Bolsonaro “immediately condemned” the attacks against the offices of the Presidency, Parliament and the Supreme Court, perpetrated by thousands of extremists.
A Brazilian Supreme Court judge authorized Friday to include former President Jair Bolsonaro in his investigation into who incited the riots.
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