President Sao Toméa said on Monday he was following with “great concern” the “acts of violence and vandalism” that took place on Sunday in Brasilia and condemned the intrusion into democratic institutions.
“It was with great concern that I followed the acts of violence and vandalism that took place yesterday in Brazil.. I categorically reject the attacks committed against the democratic institutions in Brasilia and condemn all actions that could endanger the sovereign will of the people and therefore the democratic rule of law,” wrote Carlos Vila Nova in a message published this afternoon on the social network Facebook.
The head of state of Sao Tome also expressed “full solidarity with President Lula da Silva”.
Supporters of former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro raided and vandalized the headquarters of the Federal Supreme Court, the Congress and the Planalto Palace in Brasilia on Sunday, forcing police to intervene to restore order and drawing condemnation from the international community.
Brazil. The invasion started planning in WhatsApp groups late last week
The military police managed to regain control over the headquarters of the three powers, in an operation that resulted in at least 300 arrests on Sunday. The federal police detained about 1,200 people in front of army headquarters.
The invasion began after Brazilian far-right militants and supporters of the former president, who was defeated by Lula da Silva in elections last October, protested the Esplanade dos Ministerios.
However, Federal Supreme Court Judge Alexandre de Moraes suspended Federal District Governor Ibanez Rocha for 90 days, given that both the governor and former Minister of Security and former Minister of Justice Bolsonaro Anderson Torres acted with negligence and omission.