Insiders have made capital riots possible, says Brazilian Lula
“I am convinced that the door to the Planalto Palace was opened for these people to enter, because I did not see that the front door had broken down. And that means someone facilitated their entry here,” the BBC quoted the president as saying. say to reporters here on Thursday.
“Many people from the military police were complicit… There were many people from the armed forces here inside (the palace) who were complicit.”
He went on to say that the presidential palace was “full of Bolsonaristas and military officials and we want to try to correct this so that we can appoint professional officials, preferably civilian ones.”
“No one suspected of being a hardcore Bolsonarista is allowed to stay in the palace. How can I have someone at my office door who could shoot me?”
Meanwhile, despite the mass arrest of around 1,500 people, authorities have now expressed concern that more rallies could be organized by the former president’s hardline, the BBC reports.
According to a memo from federal prosecutors accessed by the BBC, pro-Bolsonaro groups have called for “mega” demonstrations in state capitals.
The government is also asking social media platforms to take steps to suspend accounts that have been involved in planning criminal behaviour.
Wearing shirts in the colors of the Brazilian flag — yellow and green — the demonstrators vandalized the buildings in the capital Brasilia that house the South American country’s main democratic institutions.
Police had to resort to firing tear gas as demonstrators, draped in the national flag, surrounded the presidential palace.
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