President Ali condemns attack on Brazil’s Presidential Palace, Congress and Supreme Court
President Irfaan Ali has condemned the storming of Brazil’s Presidential Palace, Congress, and Supreme Court, noting that those who utilise violence to subvert democracy must be brought swiftly to justice.
“We condemn every attempt and attack against the Presidency and democratic institutions of Brazil. Those who utilize violence to subvert democracy must be brought swiftly to justice,” President Ali said in a Facebook post.
The Guyanese Leader called on stakeholders of that country to be responsible and not be part of “this unacceptable behaviour.”
“Guyana stands with the law-abiding people of Brazil and the institutions of the state in defense of democracy,” the Guyanese Head of State concluded.
On Sunday, CNN reported that supporters of former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro broke into the country's congressional building, Supreme Court, and Presidential Palace.
Police in that country have since cleared the massive crowds from government buildings and made at least 400 arrests, according to CNN Brasil and a local official.
The breaches come about a week after the inauguration of President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, who defeated Bolsonaro in a runoff election on October 30.
Bolsonaro challenged the election results and has not explicitly conceded, though he said he would cooperate with the transition of power.
Last week, President Ali joined more than 60 regional and global leaders in Brasilia for da Silva’s inauguration as the 39th President of the Federative Republic of Brazil.