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International condemnations of Bolsonaro's supporters storming democratic institutions in Brazil and assurances of support for President Lula da Silva


Capitals, SANA- Cuba strongly condemned the acts of violence perpetrated by supporters of former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro

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Cuba strongly condemns the acts of violence perpetrated by supporters of former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and their storming of government institutions, and expresses its full solidarity and support for President-elect Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.

In a tweet on Twitter, Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel said: "We strongly condemn the undemocratic acts of violence aimed at creating chaos in Brazil, and the lack of respect for the popular will expressed in the election of President Lula."

For his part, Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez expressed Cuba's "strong rejection of the disturbing events and acts of violence in Brazil," calling for respect for the will of the Brazilian people led by Lula, and affirming his country's solidarity with "the democratically elected government of this sister country."

In the same context, many Latin American countries condemned what is happening in Brazil, calling for respect for democracy in the country, as Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro affirmed his complete rejection of the acts of violence carried out by “the neo-fascist groups affiliated with Bolsonaro that attacked democratic institutions in Brazil,” expressing For his support for the Brazilian president and people.

For his part, Colombian President Gustavo Petro confirmed in a tweet on Twitter that "fascism decided to carry out its coup," stressing his solidarity "with Lula da Silva and the people of Brazil."

In turn, Chilean President Gabriel Boric considered that "the attack on the three centers of power of the state of Brazil by the Bolsonarians is unacceptable," and expressed his country's full support for the Brazilian government "in the face of this cowardly and despicable attack on democracy."

For its part, the Chilean government called for a special session of the Permanent Council of the Organization of American States.

In turn, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador considered in a tweet on Twitter that what happened in Brazil constituted a "reprehensible and undemocratic attempt," adding: "Lula is not alone, as he has the support of the progressive forces of his country, Mexico, the Americas, and the world."

Meanwhile, Argentine President Alberto Fernandez stressed his unconditional support and the support of the Argentine people for the elected Brazilian president in the face of this coup attempt.

For his part, the Secretary General of the Organization of American States, Luis Almagro, condemned "the attack on institutions in Brasilia, which calls into question an unacceptable act and a direct attack on democracy," stressing that these actions are unforgivable and are fascist in nature.

In turn, Bolivia's Foreign Minister Rogelio Maita said: The events in Brazil showed that Latin America faces the challenge of "defending our democracies by preventing the triumph of hate speech."

In Europe, the President of the European Council, Charles Michel, expressed in a tweet his “absolute condemnation” of Bolsonaro’s supporters storming the headquarters of Congress, the presidency and the Supreme Court, referring to the full support of President Lula da Silva, who was democratically elected by millions of Brazilians after fair and free elections.

While the European Union's foreign policy chief, Josep Borrell, expressed the same support, saying that he was "appalled by the actions of violent extremists," adding: "Brazilian democracy will prevail over violence and extremism."

In turn, the President of the European Parliament, Roberta Metsola, stressed that democracy must always be respected, adding that the European Parliament stands "by Lula's side and all legitimate and democratically elected institutions."

For his part, French President Emmanuel Macron called for "respect for democratic institutions in Brazil," stressing "France's unwavering support for President Lula."

The French Foreign Ministry also condemned in the strongest terms the acts of violence against democratic institutions in Brazil.

In Italy, Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni said on Twitter: The attack in Brazil on government headquarters is unacceptable and does not correspond to any form of democratic opposition, expressing her solidarity with Brazilian institutions.

In Spain, Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez expressed his support for the democratically elected government in Brazil, denouncing "the actions of groups that oppose legitimate results."

Yesterday, US President Joe Biden described the attack as outrageous, and said: “Brazilian democratic institutions have our full support … and the will of the Brazilian people must not be undermined.”

Supporters of Bolsonaro, who was defeated by Lula in the second round of the presidential elections on the 30th of last October, stormed the Congressional Building, the Supreme Court and the presidential palace of Planalto, a week after the inauguration of Iñácio Lula da Silva as president.

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Source: sena

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