Pro-Bolsonaro rioters storm Brazilian capitol, government buildings | USA TODAY

Authorities are investigating after thousands of former President Jair Bolsonaro supporters stormed Congress in Brazil.

RELATED: Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro does not concede election

The protesters, who ransacked the government buildings in the capital Brasilia, appeared to be seeking military intervention to either restore far-right Bolsonaro to power or oust his newly inaugurated leftist rival, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.

In scenes of chaos and destruction reminiscent of the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, rioters donning the green and yellow of Brazil's national flag on Sunday broke through police barricades and gained entry to the monumental buildings. Once inside, they smashed windows, toppled furniture and hurled computers to the ground.

At the Supreme Court, they overturned the U-shaped table where justices convene, ripped doors off offices and vandalized an iconic statue outside the court. The buildings were largely empty at the time. Lula was on an official state trip to Sao Paulo.

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  1. It doesn’t matter if it’s the United States, Brazil, United Kingdom, Israel, Russia, or China, Conservatives have it in their nature & nurture to either dismantle the way the government functions or make the lives of the citizens worse.

    1. @Dreidcs2 exactly. The election in Brazil was clearly stolen. I watch live feeds from protestors and what they show on the news is not the same as down there. They are now being called fascist because they got their country stolen by actual fascists. It’s crazy. Than you get people in here, spewing msm crap out there mouths. The only violant people left in this world are the people on the left. Don’t forget what Hitler was. A socialist/fascist. Fascism is the complete control of media, business, law enforcement, food industry, medicine. every aspect of life. Which one of this does the current united States government do? All of them. The government even silences their critics and spread propaganda through media, entertainment, the whole nine yards. The left are fascist socialists. Just like HITLER. Only difference is there not killing Jews, they’re going after Christians. Remember, the only church u weren’t allowed to attend during peak covid was Christian church. The rest like Muslims and Jews were free to worship in their holy buildings.

    2. Successful CIA coups..Iran (1953) Guatemala (1954) Congo (1960) Dominican Republic (1961) S Vietnam (1963) Brazil (1964) Chile (1973) etc

    3. @Kevin Jenner Ukraine 2014, united states 2020, Brazil 2022. It’s so easy to see. Y can’t everybody see it.

    1. The traitors that tried the coup in the USA were doing in on trumps orders ..that’s why it wasn’t broken up or even prepared for … They were doing what their leader/God had told them ..trump loved it …

    2. The US backed 1964 coup brought Brazil a military regime politically aligned with US interests. At the time we had US Navy and Air Force on standby should the coup need assistance. (Operation Brother Sam)

    1. TDS much? Sad life you live with trump livening rent free and controlling every breath and thought to have…😢😢😢

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