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Brazil: Coup attempt to democracy

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Brasilia, Jan 14 (Prensa Latina) Although due to its history Brazil was never a specific target for terrorist group actions, the polarized and deeply-rooted hate speech that emerged from power four years ago recently led to acts of that kind.

In several cities, especially in Brasilia, the capital, radical followers of defeated President Jair Bolsonaro enjoyed putting up tent camps under a permit of peaceful and freedom of expression against the results of elections and the swearing-in of President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva for the third time.

However, on January 8, the mask fell, and the order was given, nearly 7,000 extremist Bolsonaro followers, using the Brazilian flag’s yellow color, invaded and looted the headquarters of the National Congress, the Federal Supreme Court and the Planalto Palace, the Executive Power’s venue.

Despite the fact that suspicious behavioral analysis allowed to anticipate the actions of individuals and groups with terrorist purposes, police forces hardly reacted, and particularly those of the Federal District (DF). The coup and infamy had their time.

With great wisdom, Lula then made the right decision to rule out a proposed Guarantee of Law-and-Order decree, the so-called GLO, which would empower the military in the public area after the vandalic aggressions.

On the contrary, he chose federal intervention in the DF and showed Brazilians that civil power will organize the State after an almost non-existent response and incapacity of public security forces.

More clearly the working-class leader later held a meeting with governors and representatives of 27 states, in which “defending democracy” emerged a phrase of order.

“In the name of upholding democracy, we won’t be authoritative with nobody, but won’t be lenient with anyone. We will investigate and are going to get to who financed” the antidemocratic actions, the founder of the Worker’s Party highlighted.

Experts say that by imposing federal intervention in the DF that “guarantees the free exercise of any of the powers to the federation’s units,” Lula prevented an even greater damage than the one caused by the irrational attacks of coup perpetrators.

Taken from Orbe

By Osvaldo Cardosa, Chief Correspondent/Brasilia


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