Hundreds of supporters of far-right former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro stormed the Congressional headquarters, the Supreme Court, and the Planalto presidential palace in Brasilia, yesterday, Sunday.
The following are the most prominent international positions on the events taking place in Brazil:
Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva Sunday condemned the storming of “fascist vandals” the headquarters of the Congress, the Supreme Court and the presidential palace of Planalto. “We will find them all, and they will all be punished,” Lula said, stressing that “democracy guarantees freedom of expression, but it also requires respect for institutions.”
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“What these vandals, these fanatical fascists have done… is unprecedented in the history of our country. Those who financed (these protests) will pay the price for these irresponsible and undemocratic actions,” he added.
For his part, Minister of Justice and Public Security Flavio Dino said, “This futile attempt to impose a will by force will not prevail.”
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On Sunday, US President Joe Biden described the attack by Bolsonaro supporters as “outrageous”.
“I condemn the attack on democracy and the peaceful transfer of power in Brazil. Brazilian democratic institutions have our full support, and the will of the Brazilian people must not be undermined. I look forward to continuing to work with Lula,” Biden wrote.
His Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken, wrote on Twitter, “The use of violence to attack democratic institutions is always unacceptable.”
In turn, White House National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan wrote, “The United States condemns any attempt to undermine democracy in Brazil.”
Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has expressed his support for Lula. “The attempted coup in Brazil is reprehensible and undemocratic,” he wrote on Twitter. “Lula is not alone. He has the support of the progressive forces of his country, Mexico, the Americas and the world,” he added.
Argentine President Alberto Fernandez said, “His and the Argentine people’s support for Lula is unconditional in the face of this coup attempt.”
Chilean President Gabriel Boric said on Twitter, “The Brazilian government has our full support in the face of this cowardly and despicable attack on democracy.”
For its part, the Chilean government called for a special session of the Permanent Council of the Organization of American States.
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