While images of chaos in Brasilia are flooding social networks, French elected officials, from the presidential camp and from the left-wing opposition, castigated Sunday evening the "attacks from the far right" in Brazil.
They showed their support for President Lula after the invasion of several institutions by Bolsonarist militants.
“Solidarity with the Brazilian people, whose institutions are under attack by far-right activists.
This is where conspiracy leads, the delegitimization of a democratically elected president and the questioning of universal suffrage, ”tweeted Macronist MEP Stéphane Séjourné, head of the Renaissance party.
Brazil: Bolsonaro supporters invade Congress, clashes with police.
On the left, the rebel and ex-presidential candidate Jean-Luc Mélenchon accused the Brazilian "extreme right" of "attempting a Trump-style putsch against the new left-wing president Lula".
“Solidarity with Brazilian democracy!
“, he wrote on the same social network.
In #Brazil the far-right is attempting a Trump-style putsch against the new left-wing president @LulaOficial.
Solidarity with Brazilian democracy!
— Jean-Luc Melenchon (@JLMelenchon) January 8, 2023
Faure denounces the "refusal of democracy"
“This is what the far right is all over the world!
In the end, always the refusal of democracy!
Full support for #Lula president!
“, also underlined the number one of the Socialist Party Olivier Faure, always on Twitter.
Anne Hidalgo, the mayor of Paris, also testified to her "total support" for Lula, "democratically elected by the Brazilian people, which the far right does not accept".
"In the face of fascism and populism, let's never let our guard down," she adds.
“January 6, 2021 Washington January 8, 2023 Brasilia.
The scenario is reproduced identically, with an extreme right which refuses the verdict of the polls.
Support for Lula to reinstall democracy in Brazil”, added his colleague MP Valérie Rabault, vice-president of the National Assembly.
Hundreds of supporters of far-right former President Jair Bolsonaro invaded Congress, the presidential palace and the Supreme Court in Brasilia on Sunday, a week after the inauguration of left-wing President Lula, whose election they refuse.