Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva said Sunday he was at the Planalto Presidential Palace and the Supreme Court in Brasilia after supporters of his rival Jair Bolsonaro stormed government buildings.
“The coup plotters who promoted the destruction of public property in Brasilia are being identified and will be punished,” Lula da Silva posted on Facebook. “Tomorrow we resume work at the Planalto Palace. Always Democracy. Goodnight.” Earlier, Lula described events in the capital as “barbaric” and said “a lack of security” had allowed Bolsonaro’s “fascist” supporters to breach barriers set up by the Armed Forces outside the three branches of government
“These people are everything that is abominable in politics,” he told a news conference.
At least 400 people have been arrested following the unrest, according to Brazilian authorities.