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Organizations in Portugal issue manifesto calling for accountability for Bolsonarists

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The document expresses support for “bringing to justice all criminal conspirators and terrorists.”

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The document expresses support for “bringing to justice all criminal conspirators and terrorists.”

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On Tuesday, a collective of organizations released a manifesto calling for legal accountability for the invaders of this Sunday’s tri-power headquarters in Brasilia, to be read at a demonstration in Lisbon in support of democracy in Brazil.

Manifesto posted for citizen subscription by organizations Collective support for Andorinha, Casa do Brasil in Lisbon and Diaspora Without Bordersrejects the “criminal, anti-democratic and terrorist attacks on the headquarters of the three powers in Brasilia that took place last Sunday, January 8, 2023.”

“It is common knowledge that organized ‘Bolsonarist’ groups have been supported and funded to organize a coup against the democratically elected government in Brazil, as well as to profit from the negligence of state agents and public security forces,” they accuse the signatories.

The text demands that “such crimes” be brought to the “political and judicial spheres” and expresses support for “bringing to justice all criminal conspirators and terrorists.”

The manifesto will be publicly read this Wednesday, January 11, at a demonstration scheduled for Largo Camões in Lisbon at 6:00 pm.and is open for subscription until then.

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 succeeded in regaining control of the headquarters of the three powers in an operation that resulted in the detention of about 1,500 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.

Source: Observador

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