Bolsonaro testifies over alleged incitement to Congress raid

According to the national media report, Bolsonaro, accompanied by his lawyers, went to the federal police station in a private vehicle.

No statement has been made so far by Bolsonaro regarding his statement to the police.

Brazilian Supreme Court Judge Alexandre de Moraes stated in his statement that Bolsonaro’s statement is necessary for the events to be fully clarified.

In his statement on April 15, Moraes had given Bolsonaro 10 days to testify on the events of January 8.

Bolsonaro, who was investigated for “inciting” the congress raid in Brazil, returned to his country on 30 March from the USA, where he went on 30 December 2022.

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The left-wing President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva received 50.9 percent of the vote, and the far-right Bolsonaro 49.1 percent in the second round of presidential elections held on October 30, 2022 in Brazil.

After the election results were announced, Bolsonaro supporters first carried out highway blockades in the country for days, and then called the armed forces to intervene against Lula’s assuming the presidency during the demonstrations they held in front of army headquarters.

On November 15, the 123rd anniversary of the proclamation of the republic in the country, Bolsonaro supporters held demonstrations near the military headquarters in the cities of Brasilia, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Recife and Belen with the same demand.

Bolsonaro supporters broke through the police barrier and entered the National Congress building on January 8, chanting slogans demanding the intervention of the army.

The police, who intervened with tear gas to disperse the protesters, could not prevent the groups from forcibly entering the Presidential Palace and the Supreme Court building.

Bolsonaro supporters, who raided the National Congress, the Presidential Palace and the Supreme Court, were removed from these buildings by the security forces and control was ensured.

It was reported that the number of those detained on the grounds of their involvement in the raid on the congress and other government buildings reached 1800.

Former President Lula, who won the second round of the presidential election, was sworn in on 1 January 2023.

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