Brazilians Peacefully Occupy Government Buildings Protesting Socialist Takeover
Shortly after the controversial Brazilian presidential election that saw leftist leader Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, commonly referred to simply as “Lula,” take power from conservative President Jair Bolsonaro, Brazilians flooded the streets in protest of what they strongly believe was a subversion of their democracy by the socialist leader and his allies in government, joining together in prayer and calling on the military to fix what they asserted was a leftist takeover of their nation.
These patriotic Brazilians, unwilling to see Brazil fall to convicted criminal Lula’s designs for their nation, recently occupied Three Powers square in Brazil’s capital, filing into the buildings that house Congress and the Supreme Court, along with the presidential palace, in another round of vastly peaceful protests. The protestors, along with Bolsonaro, insist that problems with electronic voting are responsible for inaccurate results — a claim increasingly common in Western nations —that handed the federal government of Brazil over to pro-China socialist Lula.
The protests reignited quickly one week after Lula’s inauguration and months after citizens’ concerns about election fraud had been ignored by government officials, military leaders and an international community happy to see Bolsonaro — a staunch opponent of globalism and the international COVID regime — removed from his leadership position.
Those who participated in the initial nationwide protests months ago were punished economically, as has been the case in Western nations where peaceful protests were deemed inconvenient, by having their bank accounts frozen — a move condoned by the same Supreme Court that freed Lula from jail, clearing the way for his presidential run.
Watch: Massive gathering in Brazil led by President Jair Bolsonaro praying the Our Father:
In an effort to avoid being targeted by the new leftist regime taking power, President Bolsonaro was forced to flee Brazil, seeking safety in the United States, where he is reportedly staying with beloved UFC legend Jose Aldo in his Florida home.
Speaking to the nation as president during his inauguration, Lula made what most considered to be threats against members of Bolsonaro’s conservative government, declaring, “Those who erred will answer for their errors,” citing the “rule of law” as justification for retribution against his political opponents.
The concerns about what is happening in Brazil — the most strategically important ally the United States has in Latin America and one of the few Christian nations left in the entire world — have been voiced by pundits here in the U.S. for some time now. China’s growing influence in the region has left Brazil as one of the last dominos in the United States’ sphere of influence to favor the U.S. over the ever-expanding Chinese government.
Lula himself has praised China, asserting that Brazil must align more closely with the CCP government and praised their authoritarian solutions to COVID-19.
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Bolsonaro has distanced himself from the protests in Brazil, telling his followers that protests are a part of democracy, but that going into government buildings was crossing a line.
– Manifestações pacíficas, na forma da lei, fazem parte da democracia. Contudo, depredações e invasões de prédios públicos como ocorridos no dia de hoje, assim como os praticados pela esquerda em 2013 e 2017, fogem à regra.
— Jair M. Bolsonaro 2️⃣2️⃣ (@jairbolsonaro) January 9, 2023
The peaceful protestors are being branded as terrorists in the international media, with many having already been arrested as the protests cleared out.
Socialists in the U.S. Congress are jumping on the incident, siding with the leftist leader Lula and — in a sudden departure from their pro-refugee positions — calling for Bolsonaro to be sent back to Brazil.
I stand with @LulaOficial and Brazil’s democratically elected government. Domestic terrorists and fascists cannot be allowed to use Trump’s playbook to undermine democracy.
Bolsonaro must not be given refuge in Florida, where he’s been hiding from accountability for his crimes. https://t.co/ywOCTMgRxM
— Joaquin Castro (@JoaquinCastrotx) January 8, 2023
Nearly 2 years to the day the US Capitol was attacked by fascists, we see fascist movements abroad attempt to do the same in Brazil.
We must stand in solidarity with @LulaOficial’s democratically elected government. 🇧🇷
The US must cease granting refuge to Bolsonaro in Florida. https://t.co/rzsZl9jwZY
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) January 8, 2023
The future of Latin America may hang in the balance of the critical power struggle unfolding in Brazil. And, coming on the heels of January 6 — a day referred to by many in the U.S. as “Patriots Day” — these protests are a reminder to the new Republican House that election integrity needs to be the most important issue on the agenda in order to maintain and restore confidence that electronic voting and unethical partisans are not influencing the outcomes of elections here in the U.S.