Sao Paulo :Supporters to Brazil’s far right former President Jair Bolsonaro invaded the country’s Supreme Court and its Congressional buildings on Sunday and surrounded Brasilia’s presidential palace. Here are some reactions from world leaders
SECRETARY TO STATE ANTONYBLINKEN
“We condemn the attack on Brazil’s Presidency and Congress today. It is never acceptable to use violence to attack democratic institutions. We support @lulaoficial’s call for an immediate stop to these acts.”
MEXICAN PRESIDENT ANDRES MANUEL LOPEZ OBRADOR
“The coup attempt by Brazilian conservatives to overthrow the leadership of the oligarchic powers, their spokespersons, and fanatics is unacceptable and undemocratic. Lula is not the only one who supports him. He also has the support of the progressive forces in Mexico, the American continent, and the rest of the world.
WHITE HOUSE NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR JAKE SULLIVAN
“The United States condemns any attempt to undermine democracy in Brazil. Biden, President, is closely monitoring the situation and is committed to Brazil’s democratic institutions. Brazil’s democracy won’t be shaken by violence.
ORGANIZATION AMERICAN NATIONS SECRETARY LUIS ALMAGRO
“We condemn this attack on Brasilia’s institutions, which is both a repulsive and direct attack on democracy. These actions are inexcusable.
EUROPEAN UNION FOLICY CHIEF JOSEPBORRELL
“Appalled by today’s violence and illegal occupation by violent extremists of Brasilia’s Government Quarter. Our full support for Lula, his government, Congress and the Federal Supreme Court. Brazilian democracy will prevail over violence, extremism and extremism.
PORTUGAL’S FOREIGN MISTER JOAO GOES CRAVINHO
“Without a doubt former president Bolsonaro has accountability. These anti-democratic demonstrators are hearing him. It would be crucial for him to convey his condemnation of the disorder currently occurring in Brasilia.
CHILEAN CHILEAN PRINCIPAL GABRIEL BORIC
“The Brazilian government is supported in all aspects by the United States, including this cowardly-vile attack on democracy.”
COLOMBIAN COUNTIAN PRESIDENT GUSTAVO PETRO
“All my solidarity for @LulaOficial & the peoples of Brazil. Fascism is planning a coup. … The OAS (Organization of American States), must meet urgently if it wishes to continue its existence as an institution.
ARGENTINE DELEGATE PRESIDENT ALBERTO FERNANDEZ
“I am angry at what is going on in Brasilia. My unconditional support and that of the Argentine people for @LulaOficial is in face to this attempted coup he’s facing.”
FRENCH FRENCH PRESIDENTEMMANUEL MACRON
“The will and democratic institutions of Brazil must be respected! President @LulaOficial has France’s undying support.”
UNITED KINGDOM’S AMBASSADOR TO BRAZIL STEPHANIE AL-QAQ
“We condemn the brazen attacks on institutions in Brasilia.” We are confident in Brazil’s democracy’s strength and its smooth functioning of the democratic process.
VENEZUELAN POSTIDENT NICOLAS MADURO
Bolsonaro and his neofascist groups have attacked Brazil’s democratic institutions. We categorically condemn the violence. We stand by @LulaOficial, and all Brazilians who will mobilize for peace and the defense of their president.”
URUGUAY’S FOREIGN MISTRY
“Uruguay condemns violent incidents against Brazil’s institutions and calls for respect of the rule of law, democracy, and its government.”
“The Peruvian government strongly condemns the attack at the headquarters of Congress, the presidency and supreme court of Brazil. This is in addition to any attempt to ignore the legitimacy and validity of the October 2022 elections. We are in solidarity with President Lula, Brazil’s democracy.
ECUADOREAN PRESIDENT GUILLERMO LASSO
“I condemn the actions that disrespect and vandalize democratic institutions in Brasilia. They attack democracy order and citizen safety. I declare my support for @LulaOficial’s legal regime.”
BOLIVIA’S FOREIGN MISTRY
“We reject the violence in the last hours against the democratic institutions of Brazil”
SPANISH PREMISTER PEDRO SANCCHEZ
“All my support to President @LulaOficial as well as to the democratically elected institutions of Brazilian citizens. We strongly condemn the assault on Brazil’s Congress and demand the immediate return of democratic normality.
CUBAN PRESIDENTMIGUEL DIAZ-CANEL
“We condemn with force the undemocratic and violent acts of Brazil which were designed to create chaos and disregard the will of the people that resulted from the election and the subsequent election of President Lula.”