Bolsonaro's supporters storm Brazil's presidential palace

Published January 9th, 2023 - 08:41 GMT

ALBAWABA - In a dramatic turn of events the supporters of ex-president Jair Bolsonaro stormed the Brazilian Congress, the Planalto Presidential Palace in Brasilia and the Supreme Court, Sunday, in protests against President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's inauguration last week. Hundreds of supporters of the far-right former president clashed with police who were trying to barricade the complex.

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Bolsonaro supporters invade the presidential palace

Supporters of Brazilian former President Jair Bolsonaro cover their faces as security forces fire tear gas during clashes as they invade Planalto Presidential Palace in Brasilia on January 8, 2023. Hundreds of supporters of Brazil's far-right ex-president Jair Bolsonaro broke through police barricades and stormed into Congress, the presidential palace and the Supreme Court Sunday, in a dramatic protest against President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's inauguration last week. (Photo by Sergio Lima / AFP)

Bolsonaro supporters clash with the police

Supporters of Brazilian former President Jair Bolsonaro clash with the police during a demonstration outside the Planalto Palace in Brasilia on January 8, 2023. Brazilian police used tear gas Sunday to repel hundreds of supporters of far-right ex-president Jair Bolsonaro after they stormed onto Congress grounds one week after President Luis Inacio Lula da Silva's inauguration, an AFP photographer witnessed. (Photo by EVARISTO SA / AFP)

Supporters of Brazilian former President Jair Bolsonaro invade Planalto Presidential Palace

Supporters of Brazilian former President Jair Bolsonaro invade Planalto Presidential Palace while clashing with security forces in Brasilia on January 8, 2023. Hundreds of supporters of Brazil's far-right ex-president Jair Bolsonaro broke through police barricades and stormed into Congress, the presidential palace and the Supreme Court Sunday, in a dramatic protest against President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's inauguration last week. (Photo by Sergio Lima / AFP)

Supporters of Brazilian former President Jair Bolsonaro invade the National Congress

Supporters of Brazilian former President Jair Bolsonaro invade the National Congress in Brasilia on January 8, 2023. Hundreds of supporters of Brazil's far-right ex-president Jair Bolsonaro broke through police barricades and stormed into Congress, the presidential palace and the Supreme Court Sunday, in a dramatic protest against President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's inauguration last week. (Photo by Sergio Lima / AFP)

Police confront supporters of Brazilian former President Jair Bolsonaro

Security forces confront supporters of Brazilian former President Jair Bolsonaro who invaded Planalto Presidential Palace in Brasilia on January 8, 2023. Hundreds of supporters of Brazil's far-right ex-president Jair Bolsonaro broke through police barricades and stormed into Congress, the presidential palace and the Supreme Court Sunday, in a dramatic protest against President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's inauguration last week. (Photo by Ton MOLINA / AFP)

Supporters of Brazilian former President Jair Bolsonaro

Supporters of Brazilian former President Jair Bolsonaro attack a vehicle of the Military Police during clashes outside Planalto Presidential Palace in Brasilia on January 8, 2023. Hundreds of supporters of Brazil's far-right ex-president Jair Bolsonaro broke through police barricades and stormed into Congress, the presidential palace and the Supreme Court Sunday, in a dramatic protest against President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's inauguration last week. (Photo by Sergio Lima / AFP)

Police officer

A police officer walks past a shattered window at the Supreme Court after supporters of Brazilian former President Jair Bolsonaro who invaded the building were subdued, in Brasilia on January 8, 2023. Hundreds of supporters of Brazil's far-right ex-president Jair Bolsonaro broke through police barricades and stormed into Congress, the presidential palace and the Supreme Court Sunday, in a dramatic protest against President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's inauguration last week. (Photo by Carl DE SOUZA / AFP)

Bolsonaro supporters invade the presidential palace
Bolsonaro supporters clash with the police
Supporters of Brazilian former President Jair Bolsonaro invade Planalto Presidential Palace
Supporters of Brazilian former President Jair Bolsonaro invade the National Congress
Police confront supporters of Brazilian former President Jair Bolsonaro
Supporters of Brazilian former President Jair Bolsonaro
Police officer
Bolsonaro supporters invade the presidential palace
Supporters of Brazilian former President Jair Bolsonaro cover their faces as security forces fire tear gas during clashes as they invade Planalto Presidential Palace in Brasilia on January 8, 2023. Hundreds of supporters of Brazil's far-right ex-president Jair Bolsonaro broke through police barricades and stormed into Congress, the presidential palace and the Supreme Court Sunday, in a dramatic protest against President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's inauguration last week. (Photo by Sergio Lima / AFP)
Bolsonaro supporters clash with the police
Supporters of Brazilian former President Jair Bolsonaro clash with the police during a demonstration outside the Planalto Palace in Brasilia on January 8, 2023. Brazilian police used tear gas Sunday to repel hundreds of supporters of far-right ex-president Jair Bolsonaro after they stormed onto Congress grounds one week after President Luis Inacio Lula da Silva's inauguration, an AFP photographer witnessed. (Photo by EVARISTO SA / AFP)
Supporters of Brazilian former President Jair Bolsonaro invade Planalto Presidential Palace
Supporters of Brazilian former President Jair Bolsonaro invade Planalto Presidential Palace while clashing with security forces in Brasilia on January 8, 2023. Hundreds of supporters of Brazil's far-right ex-president Jair Bolsonaro broke through police barricades and stormed into Congress, the presidential palace and the Supreme Court Sunday, in a dramatic protest against President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's inauguration last week. (Photo by Sergio Lima / AFP)
Supporters of Brazilian former President Jair Bolsonaro invade the National Congress
Supporters of Brazilian former President Jair Bolsonaro invade the National Congress in Brasilia on January 8, 2023. Hundreds of supporters of Brazil's far-right ex-president Jair Bolsonaro broke through police barricades and stormed into Congress, the presidential palace and the Supreme Court Sunday, in a dramatic protest against President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's inauguration last week. (Photo by Sergio Lima / AFP)
Police confront supporters of Brazilian former President Jair Bolsonaro
Security forces confront supporters of Brazilian former President Jair Bolsonaro who invaded Planalto Presidential Palace in Brasilia on January 8, 2023. Hundreds of supporters of Brazil's far-right ex-president Jair Bolsonaro broke through police barricades and stormed into Congress, the presidential palace and the Supreme Court Sunday, in a dramatic protest against President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's inauguration last week. (Photo by Ton MOLINA / AFP)
Supporters of Brazilian former President Jair Bolsonaro
Supporters of Brazilian former President Jair Bolsonaro attack a vehicle of the Military Police during clashes outside Planalto Presidential Palace in Brasilia on January 8, 2023. Hundreds of supporters of Brazil's far-right ex-president Jair Bolsonaro broke through police barricades and stormed into Congress, the presidential palace and the Supreme Court Sunday, in a dramatic protest against President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's inauguration last week. (Photo by Sergio Lima / AFP)
Police officer
A police officer walks past a shattered window at the Supreme Court after supporters of Brazilian former President Jair Bolsonaro who invaded the building were subdued, in Brasilia on January 8, 2023. Hundreds of supporters of Brazil's far-right ex-president Jair Bolsonaro broke through police barricades and stormed into Congress, the presidential palace and the Supreme Court Sunday, in a dramatic protest against President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's inauguration last week. (Photo by Carl DE SOUZA / AFP)