Thousands Of Bolsonaro Supporters Storm Brazil’s Congress, Supreme Court, Presidential Office

Supporters of Brazil's former president Jair Bolsonaro clash with police as they storms the Planalto Palace in Brasilia, Brazil, Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023. Planalto is the official workplace of the president of Brazil. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

At a glance

  • The demonstrators overran security barriers, climbed roofs, and vandalized the buildings, the Associated Press reported.
  • Bolsonaro, who has been hiding in Florida recently, has not yet made any comments condemning the incident.
  • “This absurd attempt to impose their will by force will not prevail,” said Justice Minister Flavio Dino on his Twitter account. “The government of the Federal District has ensured there will be reinforcements. And the forces at our disposal are at work.”

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