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Who are the rioters who stormed Brazil’s government offices?

By Michael Pooler and Bryan Harris

09 Jan 2023 · 3 min read

Editor's Note

Supporters of Brazil's far-right former President Jair Bolsonaro stormed the Congress and government buildings on Sunday. The Financial Times has the news.

Thousands of supporters of Brazil’s former rightwing president Jair Bolsonaro on Sunday stormed the nation’s Congress, supreme court and presidential palace in the first crisis of the new presidency of Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. They demanded Lula stand down and called for the military to launch a coup d’état.

Who are the protesters?

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