Attempted Coup in Brazil

2 min readJan 8, 2023

Far-right extremists broke into the Capitol in Brazil. It’s eerily similar to the Jan 6th Insurrection at the US Capitol in 2021.

Bolsonaro supporters are copying the attempted coup in the United States in 2021.

Fascism from the Trump era appears to have spread to the country of Brazil raising alarm bells among the international community. And the similarities are very similar to what happened on January 6th, 2021, at the United States Capitol.

Two years ago, just before an election Donald Trump repeatedly lied that if he lost it was the fault of imaginary voters that somehow threw away millions of Trump voting ballots. That was a lie which continued with his sycophants in Congress that not only questioned the highest and cleanest election in over 50 years but challenged it and fueled anger among right-wing domestic terrorists. These terrorists went to the Capitol and with encouragement from Donald Traitorous Trump, broke through the barricade brutally injuring and killing police officers and violently stormed inside congress looking to kill Speaker Pelosi to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. This attempted coup by Trump supported wanted to overthrow the election results where Biden won the electoral vote and popular vote, and instead like a dictatorship hand it to Donald Trump.

Today far-right domestic terrorists took a page from that playbook hoping to oust a legitimately elected President Lula of Brazil. Much like in D.C. they climbed atop the roof, broke windows trying to get into the halls of congress looking to cause harm to members who didn’t align with their far-right views. Even worse they appear to have tried to break into the Supreme Court building and the Presidential Palace.

I don’t know about you, but I’ve had quite enough of authoritarian right wingers and their supporters actively trying to undermine democratic societies around the world.

Pro-Bolsonaro protesters storm Brazil’s Congress in capital (




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