Photos: Lula slams far-right ‘terrorism’ after Brazil rioters storm capital

Thousands of Brazilian supporters of former right-wing president Jair Bolsonaro invaded the Supreme Court, presidential palace and Congress on January

Published on Jan 10, 2023 06:37 PM IST 8 Photos

Supporters of former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro seen storming the National Congress in Brasilia on January 8. Hundreds of supporters of the far-right ex-president staged a dramatic protest against President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's inauguration last week. (Sergio Lima / AFP)

Security forces stand guard as Bolsanaro supporters demonstrate against President Lula da Silva, in Planalto Palace, in Brasilia, on January 8. Lula met with the leaders of both houses of Congress and the chief justice of the Supreme Court, and condemned what many called the South American country's version of the US Capitol riots in Washington, AFP reported. (Ueslei Marcelino / Reuters)

Graffiti scribbled on the ‘Justice’ statue outside the Supreme Federal Court in Brasilia, on January 9. Bolsonaro, 67, took to Twitter Sunday night to condemn the "pillaging" in Brasilia, but rejected Lula's claim he incited the attacks, and defended the right to "peaceful protests."(Amanda Perobelli / Reuters)


Damage outside the Supreme Federal Court building following protests Bolsonaro's supporters in Brasilia, on January 9. “We are not going to allow democracy to slip out of our hands,” Lula said at an official meeting, according to Bloomberg. “They want a coup, and there won’t be a coup.” (Amanda Perobelli / Reuters)

Vandalized paintings of Brazilian senator Renan Calheiros (centre, bottom) and ex-President Jose Sarney (bottom, second left) are seen amid paintings of other political figures, at Planalto Palace in Brasilia on January 9, Brazilian security forces locked down the area around Congress, the presidential palace and the Supreme Court after the incident triggered an international outcry. (Carl De Souza / AFP)