Overseas Network, January 9 According to a report by CNN on January 8, protests by supporters of former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro in various parts of Brazil escalated on the 8th, and thousands of demonstrators forced their way into the area in the afternoon In Brasilia, the capital of Brazil, where state power institutions such as the National Congress, the Federal Supreme Court, and the Presidential Palace are located, some people still burned carpets and smashed them in the building. Local police said at least 170 people had been arrested so far.
CNN quoted the police in the Federal District of Brasilia, the capital of Brazil, as saying that at least 170 people have been arrested since supporters of the former Brazilian president broke into Congress and other institutions. A Brazilian presidential official released a video showing the destroyed presidential palace. It can be seen that the furniture in the office has been overturned and the corridors are in chaos.
Protesters tried to set fire to carpets inside Brazil’s National Congress building. The sprinkler system in the building was then activated. Video footage showed the floor of the building being flooded by the spray of water. There were also protesters in the building who took away gifts presented to Congress by international delegations and damaged artwork placed in the building. Agence France-Presse reported that security forces used tear gas but were unable to repel the protesters.