Three days after the swearing in ceremony of Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, back to the presidency, the Brazilian authorities are on maximum security alert in the face of the terrorist threat. Last week Bolsonaristas staged an attempted attack with explosives to force a military takeover.
By our correspondent in Brasilia, Marco Moreno.
Brasilia shields itself from a danger little known in Brazil: terrorism. On December 24, George Washington de Oliveira, with the help of third parties, tried to blow up an explosive device that was aimed at a kerosene transport truck parked near the Brasilia airport.
“It will not be small terrorist groups or small extremist groups that are going to wall up the Brazilian democratic institutions,” said future Justice Minister Flavio Dino.
According to his own testimony, the detainee found collaboration in the camp of followers of current President Jair Bolsonaro in Brasilia. Their objective was to sow chaos, in order to force the army to impose a state of emergency and thus achieve the main request of the Bolsonaristas, that is, a military intervention to prevent Lula da Silva from taking power on January 1. .
According to his own testimony, the detainee found collaboration in the camp of followers of current President Jair Bolsonaro in Brasilia. His objective was to sow chaos that would make the army declare a state of emergency. Thus achieving the main request of the Bolsonaristas, a military intervention to prevent Lula da Silva from taking power on January 1.
“We are fighting against a system, against corrupt people in an erratic country. Only the army can bring down that gang that is in power,” a Bolsonaro sympathizer told RFI.
100% of the police mobilized
The detainee had a veritable arsenal of weapons, like many Bolsonaro followers who have made their purchase more flexible. That is why the Supreme Court has prohibited the carrying of weapons for 4 days in Brasilia.
100% of the police forces of the Federal District will be mobilized to guarantee the security of the act of presidential inauguration. “All the people who will come to the inauguration will participate in an event in peace and will return to their homes in peace,” warned Flavio Dino.
Representatives from 120 countries and a great concert festival are expected. The unknown will be from whom Lula will receive the presidential ribbon: it does not seem that it will be as is the tradition of the outgoing president Jair Bolsonaro, who has been confined in his residence for 2 months without commenting on any of the issues that affect the country.