Hundreds of supporters of Brazil's former president have stormed seats of political, judicial and legislative power. President Lula has declared a federal intervention, with thousands of troops on standby in Brasilia.
Their supreme court, their national congress, both attacked by a crowd of protesters, wanting Lula's inauguration reversed.
"After hours of chaos, Brazilian police have retaken the National Congress building after pro-Bolsonaro protesters stormed the building. Police are still in the process of clearing rioters from the Supreme Court headquarters and Planalto presidential palace."
"Hundreds of people invaded the building, calling for military intervention to overthrow President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. Lula was inaugurated one week ago.
Supporters of the former president refuse to accept that the populist autocrat lost his bid for reelection, claiming the election was stolen. Hardcore supporters have even openly called for a military coup in order to put him back in charge, with some seeking to sow chaos through vandalism and violent attacks in hopes of triggering a military response."
"Other footage purportedly showed them gain access to the nearby Supreme Court."
I've seen some talks about this elsewhere, but I'm curious as to the consequences of this. Lula has granted certain federal powers to crack down on the protesters. The insurrection from what I can tell was ended within a few hours (on site), but there's scary shots of the military police siding with these people. Also, more government oversight into these things does ring scary, but it's one of those things... Parliament and supreme court was stormed. Government is going to respond.