Video shows the rioters breaking into government buildings and vandalizing exhibitions and offices after pushing through police lines. Bolsonaro’s fascist base has demanded the resignation of the new president and a military takeover of the country rather than abide Bolsonaro’s election loss; the claims are based on evidenceless claims of election fraud and are backed by many of the Republican coup plotters responsible for the Jan. 6 insurrection.
While the Jan. 6 coup attempt was coordinated in order to disrupt a joint session of Congress that would certify the election that Donald Trump, an architect of the coup, sending lawmakers and Trump’s vice president fleeing until the violent rioters had been dispersed, there seems little organizational plan behind the current fascist riots that would lead to the military coup the fascists are demanding.
There is currently no word on when or how law enforcement will disperse the violent crowd.
And once again, Twitter let election conspiracy theories run rampant after Musk dismantled all of their trust and safety teams. Now Brazil’s capitol is facing an insurrection. But unlike before, Musk has actively promoted and pushed these conspiracies. https://t.co/rKts84I4Rg pic.twitter.com/iwUIslAtb9
— Alejandra Caraballo (@Esqueer_) January 8, 2023