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Thousands of supporters of far-right ex-president Jair Bolsonaro stormed Brazil’s Congress, the Supreme Court and the Presidential Palace on Sunday, a week after President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva’s inauguration. Follow FRANCE 24’s live coverage of the events.
- Far-right Bolsonaro supporters managed to gain access to the Presidential Palace, the Senate, the Chamber of Deputies as well as the Supreme Court. Many have refused to accept President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva’s victory and have been calling for a military intervention.
- The area around the parliament building in Brasilia had been cordoned off by authorities, but Bolsonaro supporters broke through the police line, marched up ramps and gathered on a roof of the building. Video footage showed members of the crowd roaming inside.
- The president, known as Lula, is not currently in Brasilia. He is visiting the city of Araraquara after deadly storms hit the city, located in the southern state of São Paulo.
- Bolsonaro is in the United States, where he travelled a few days before Lula’s inauguration ceremony.
Follow events as they unfold on our liveblog below.