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The Brazilian government authorized the use of the National Forces at the inauguration of Lula da Silva.

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Brazil’s Ministry of Justice has allowed the National Forces to participate in security activities during the inauguration of President-elect Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva this Sunday.

While security is always paramount at these kinds of events, for Lula da Silva’s team the issue has taken on even greater importance since his election victory in October, in the face of demonstrations and blockades of roads and barrack doors pushed by supporters of outgoing President Jair Bolsonaro, who is asking for military to carry out a coup to keep him in power.

National Forces agents are to support the federal traffic police in escort work and will be able to move through the streets of Brasilia from Thursday to Monday, the day after Lula da Silva’s inauguration.

The security service of the future Brazilian president believes he should not travel the streets of the capital in an open-top car, but Lula da Silva is not much in favor of traveling closed in an armored car, sources close to him say.

About 8,000 agents are scheduled to be mobilized for the inauguration ceremony, which will be attended by dozens of heads of state and government, including Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa.

The National Forces are composed of various bodies from different Brazilian states and are coordinated by the Ministry of Justice, which authorizes their use in certain cases at the request of the local authorities themselves.

Lula da Silva’s team has asked the federal government of Brasilia to close the Esplanada dos Ministérios, home to Tres Poderes Square, where the executive, legislative and judicial branches are headquartered, starting Friday, in order to be able to search the area. looking for explosives.

The green-lit process was opened after police prevented a possible bomb attack near Brasilia airport over the weekend.

Source: Observador

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