Protesters who oppose the election were seen occupying military bases in Brazil. This was a day after police used an explosive to detonate a bomb and took a suspect into custody for alleged links with Brasilia.
Flavio Dino tweeted, “Yesterday’s tragic events in Brasilia show that so-called patriotic” camps have been turned into incubators for terrorists.” Terrorists and their financiers will not be granted amnesty.
For weeks supporters of President Jair Bolsonaro gathered outside Brazilian army bases to urge the military not to recognize the victory by leftist President-elect Luiz Inacio Lula Da Silva who will take office on Jan. 1.
Later, Dino tweeted that he was proposing the formation of special groups to fight terrorism and reckless weaponry. These political militias are not compatible with the rule of law.”
The bomb’s news added an additional dimension to violence post-election in Brazil. Tensions are high in Brazil after the most turbulent election in decades.
Bolsonaro has not conceded defeat and has been making baseless claims regarding the legitimacy of Brazil’s electoral system. Many of his hardcore followers believe this.
Outside the army headquarters is the Brasilia camp. It has been one of the most violent in the country. Some camp dwellers attacked Brasilia’s federal police headquarters in Brasilia on the 12th of December, the same day Lula won.
Robson Candido of Brasilia’s Civil Police said that a Para-northern man, aged 54, was arrested for planting the bomb in a truck next to Brasilia Airport to cause chaos.
He said that he had come to protest outside of the army headquarters and that he was part of the movement supporting the president. They’re on that mission that they believe is ideological but has gotten out of control.
A Brasilia man rented an apartment that contained explosives and assault rifles. Candido stated that the suspect was an owner of a firearm, also known as a CAC. This group has grown sixfold since Bolsonaro’s election in 2018. It began to loosen gun laws.
Candido said that the man and others had attempted to ignite the explosive device but failed. It was not clear how many people were involved, he said.
He said, “We have never experienced bombs in Brazil.”