On Monday, Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva spoke by phone with US President Joe Biden. During the conversation, they discussed the violent break-ins at government buildings in Brasilia, according to a statement issued by the South American ruler’s office.
Call From United State President
“I received the call from the President of the United States. I appreciate the concern and solidarity of President Biden and his willingness to maintain a permanent dialogue between our countries to strengthen democracy, ”Lula wrote on Twitter.
On Sunday, supporters of former Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro invaded the headquarters of Congress, the presidency and the Federal Supreme Court. Two years ago, Biden experienced a similar situation when, shortly before taking office, extremists supporting former President Donald Trump invaded the Capitol in Washington DC.
The US president described what happened in Brazil as “scandalous.” “I condemn the assault on democracy and the peaceful transfer of power in Brazil. The democratic institutions of Brazil have our full support and the will of the Brazilian people must not be undermined. I look forward to continuing to work with Lula,” he wrote on Twitter.
US Secretary of State
Along the same lines, the US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, condemned the “attacks” and described them as “unacceptable.” “We condemn the attacks on the Presidency, Congress and the Supreme Court of Brazil today. Using violence to attack democratic institutions is always unacceptable. We join Lula in urging an immediate end to these actions, ”he said on the same social network.
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