NBC News reports:
Chaos struck Brazil’s capital Sunday when supporters of former President Jair Bolsonaro descended on government buildings, breached them, climbed on a rooftop and broke windows. President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, sworn in Jan. 1, responded by authorizing federal intervention in the Federal District until the end of January. He called those who attacked Congress “fascists,” according to translations of his tweets Sunday.
Ibaneis Rocha, the governor of Brazil’s capital district, said more than 400 people involved in the demonstrations and breaches have been arrested. He said authorities continued to work to restore order. Rocha described the day’s events as acts of terrorism. The incidents, which recalled the Jan. 6, 2021, invasion of the U.S. Capitol, come amid disinformation about the election, aimed mostly at Lula.
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Venho informar que mais de 400 pessoas já foram presas e pagarão pelos crimes cometidos. Continuamos trabalhando para identificar todas as outras que participaram desses atos terroristas na tarde de hoje no Distrito Federal. Seguimos trabalhando para que a ordem se restabeleça.
— Ibaneis Rocha (@IbaneisOficial) January 8, 2023
400 arrested as supporters of ex-President Bolsonaro storm Brazil government buildings https://t.co/dyLddxbpPk
— Morning Joe (@Morning_Joe) January 9, 2023
When I say this attempted coup in Brazil is Jan 6th insurrection playbook, I mean literally. Trump advisors and strategists Steve Bannon, Stephen Miller are advising Bolsonaro. Bannon told him not to concede and to lie about election fraud just like Trump.https://t.co/8UmW28ugWI
— Uju Anya (@UjuAnya) January 8, 2023