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Lula da Silva dismissed the commander of the Brazilian Army

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On January 8, one week after the inauguration of Lula da Silva as president of Brazil, Thousands of people violently entered and looted the buildings of the Brazilian Congress, the Planalto Palace (seat of the Executive Power) and the Supreme Court of Justice in Brasilia. In addition to expressing their rejection of the election results, the demonstrators demanded the intervention of the military forces in the government.

Tomás Riberio Paiva.avif

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Tomás Ribeiro Paiva, the new commander of the Brazilian army.

Photo: Brazilian Army.

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Whoever did this will be found and punished. Democracy guarantees the right to free expression, but it also requires that people respect institutions. There is no precedent in the country’s history of what they did today. That’s why they should be punished,” he said. Lula Da Silva. After the events, they registered 1,459 detaineesamong whom were 45 candidates for public office in the last decade. The Supreme Court of Brazil decreed preventive detention for an indefinite period of 140 of them.

As part of the restructuring of the security forces, the Brazilian president dismissed this week the 27 regional superintendents of the Federal Highway Police and 18 of the Federal Police. In addition, this Wednesday the Federal Justice of Brazil ordered to block the assets of 52 people and seven companies suspected of financing the coup attemptincluding the colectivos that took the protesters to the government buildings.

In a video posted on social media, Jair Bolsonaro He referred to the events: “I’m sorry for what happened on the 8th, something incredible, but in my government people learned what politics is, they got to know the powers, they began to value freedom.” The former Minister of Justice of his administration, Anderson Torres, was arrested this Saturday at the international airport of Brasilia. When occupying the position of Secretary of Security of the Government of the Federal District, he was the person in charge of guaranteeing the integrity of public buildings that they were taken.

Source: Ambito

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