Watch: Protests mark anti-democratic uprising anniversary in Brazil

Watch again as protests mark the first anniversary of Brazil’s anti-democratic uprising anniversary.

On 8 January 2023, thousands of supporters of the country’s former president Jair Bolsonaro broke through a blockade and stormed the presidential palace in Brasilia.

It came days after the inauguration of President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who defeated Bolsonaro in the October 2022 election.

Scenes echoed those of the US Capitol riots in 2021.

On Monday (8 January), congressional leaders, Supreme Court justices, and government officials led by Lula remembered the day the capital was stormed by protesters calling for a military coup.

“All those who financed, planned, and executed the coup attempt must be exemplarily punished. There is no forgiveness for anyone who attacks democracy,” Lula said at the event held in Congress.

“Forgiveness would sound like impunity. And impunity would be a free pass for more acts of terrorism.”

Source: World Politics -


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