Brazil Riots: Top officials arrested

Brazil’s judicial authorities have ordered the arrest of top public officials after rioters stormed key government buildings in Brasília.

One official, the former commander of the military police, has been arrested, local media reported.

The officials also include Brasília’s former public security chief Anderson Torres and others “responsible for acts and omissions” leading to the riots, the attorney general’s office said.

Colonel Fábio Augusto, the police commander, was dismissed from his role after supporters of ex-President Jair Bolsonaro stormed Congress, the presidential palace and the Supreme Court.

The rioting came a week after President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, widely known as Lula, was sworn in.

The dramatic scenes saw thousands of protesters, some clad in yellow Brazil football shirts and waving flags, overrun police and ransack the heart of the Brazilian state.

Of the approximately 1,500 people arrested and brought to the police academy after the riot, officials say that nearly 600 have been taken to other facilities, where police officials have five days to formally charge them.

Latest

DPO killed as herdsmen ambush Benue Police Station

The Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in charge of Naka,...

INEC raises alarm, says fuel scarcity may affect elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that...

Obi condemns ‘despicable’ attack on Buhari in Kano

The Labour Party’s Presidential Candidate, Peter Obi has condemned...

Emir of Dutse, Nuhu Sanusi II, is dead

The Emir Of Dutse, the capital city of Jigawa...

Newsletter

Don't miss

DPO killed as herdsmen ambush Benue Police Station

The Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in charge of Naka,...

INEC raises alarm, says fuel scarcity may affect elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that...

Obi condemns ‘despicable’ attack on Buhari in Kano

The Labour Party’s Presidential Candidate, Peter Obi has condemned...

Emir of Dutse, Nuhu Sanusi II, is dead

The Emir Of Dutse, the capital city of Jigawa...

PayPal slashes 2,000 jobs in latest tech layoff

PayPal is shedding around 2,000 jobs, or 7% of...

DPO killed as herdsmen ambush Benue Police Station

The Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in charge of Naka, the headquarters of the Gwer West Local Government Area of Benue State, Superintendent of Police...

INEC raises alarm, says fuel scarcity may affect elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that the current fuel scarcity in the country might affect logistic arrangements for the February 25...

Obi condemns ‘despicable’ attack on Buhari in Kano

The Labour Party’s Presidential Candidate, Peter Obi has condemned the reported stoning of President Muhammadu Buhari’s convoy in Kano State. Obi and his party regard...
%d bloggers like this: