Hundreds of citizens stormed a government landmark in protest of what they call a rigged election, but I’m not talking about January 6th, I’m talking about what happened in Brazil last weekend.
Brazilian police detained over 1,000 supporters of former President Jair Bolsonaro and removed the governor of the federal district of Brasília from office after protesters stormed the presidential palace in an attempt to overthrow the newly-elected president. The protesters, supporters of Bolsonaro, also forced their way into Congress and the Supreme Court, calling for military intervention to oust the left-leaning president. This came after the closest presidential election in Brazil’s history, which was marred by violence from both the left and right. For more information on the subject, Lars speaks with Mateo Haydar, who is a research assistant for Latin America in The Heritage Foundation’s Allison Center for Foreign Policy Studies.