Here you can see a literal sea of humanity surrounding the country’s Congress:
Fascismo toma el Tribunal Supremo de Brasilia. Atentos con Brasil, a esta hora Bolsonaristas en varias instalaciones estatales. pic.twitter.com/KyjaTGVMeA— Patricia Villegas Marin (@pvillegas_tlSUR) January 8, 2023
In this harrowing scene, seemingly ripped from a movie, protesters yanked a police officer off a horse before piling onto the officer:
🇧🇷 | 8 de Enero: Manifestantes de derecha irrumpen en el edificio del Congreso de Brasil en una masiva protesta reclamando que frenen las medidas dictatoriales de Lula.pic.twitter.com/IZXNyMgsP8— La Derecha Diario (@laderechadiario) January 8, 2023
According to the AP, protesters are demanding that there be a military intervention to either restore Bolsonaro as president or, alternatively, oust Lula da Silva. The AP notes Bolsonaro actually recently flew to the United States, ahead of Lula da Silva’s inauguration. As of this writing, Bolsonaro has yet to comment on the ongoing chaos on Twitter. Lula da Silva, meanwhile, has tweeted out a steady stream of thoughts, condemning the protesters. This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.
Brazilian freedom protesters rip a dangerous lizard police officer from his horse and dog pile him. pic.twitter.com/Rz4kR7tv9r— U (@urbanarson) January 8, 2023