The Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalists (ABRAJI) condemned this Monday attacks on journalists by supporters of former President Jair Bolsonaro in the violence in Brasilia on Sunday.
At least five journalists were attacked this Sunday in Brazil. while they were doing their jobs, said ABRAJI, which also condemned the theft of equipment belonging to several reporters by supporters of former President Jair Bolsonaro.
ABRAJI reported that the photographer was attacked by a group of “Bolsonarists” who were shouting that they would “take over Brazil”.
The organization regretted attacks on the media by the extreme right have become permanent in the last two years due to the passivity of the Brazilian authorities.
eventually, 77 attacks on media workers in Brazil over the past two years “with no action taken by the government and security forces,” the statement said.
Supporters of former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro raided and vandalized the headquarters of the Federal Supreme Court, Congress and the Planalto Palace in Brasilia on Sunday, forcing police to intervene to restore order and drawing condemnation from the international community.
The military police managed to regain control over the headquarters of the three powersin an operation that resulted in the arrest of at least 1,200 people.
The invasion came after Brazilian far-right militants, 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.