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Invasion of Brasilia. “Shot in the foot” capable of condemning Bolsonarism

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“Shot in the leg.” This is how Thiago de Aragao categorizes the events of last Sunday for Bolsonismwho now faces the great hour of reckoning. “The origin of all this has to do with something fake that Bolsonaro was instrumental in spreading this idea of ​​electoral fraud, even though he was never able to prove anything,” says Observer political risk consultant. Now, the analyst predicts, decisive moment.

This is the idea of ​​most Brazilian political scientists, who believe that the attitude of the demonstrators who invaded the Congress, Planalto and Supreme Court buildings was not well received by the majority of the Brazilian population. “Angry, these Bolsonarists changed their strategy. They decided to create a de facto situation that they thought would lead to Operation Guarantee of Law and Order, which would empower the army,” says João Roberto Martins Filho, professor at the Federal University of San Carlos and specialist on the role of the military in the Brazilian state. “I don’t know what fantasy they had, but they miscalculated.”

Supporters of former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro storm government buildings

Sunday’s invasion of the Congress, Planalto and Supreme Court buildings was based on the idea that the presidential election was rigged.

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Source: Observador

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