At least 46 people injured after protests in Brazil

TEHRAN, Jan. 09 (MNA) – At least 46 people were injured as a result of protests in Brazil, a Spanish newspaper reported, citing data from the capital's hospital.

Six of those 46 hospitalized in Brasilia are in serious condition and two required emergency medical care, according to the newspaper.

On Sunday, the supporters of Bolsonaro clashed with police in the country's capital and broke into the National Congress (Parliament) and other state institutions. The few security guards at the empty sites on Sunday were unable to rebuff the protesters who did not recognize the results of the October presidential election.

According to preliminary estimates, about 5,000 people participated in the riots. To disperse the demonstrators, the security forces used smoke bombs and tear gas grenades, including dropping them from a helicopter. Police regained control of the buildings on the evening of the same day and arrested over 400 people.

Socialist Lula da Silva took office as President of Brazil on January 1, defeating Bolsonaro in the second round of elections. The gap between them was 2.1 million votes. The conservative did not admit defeat, and his supporters massively took to the streets and to the garrisons of the armed forces demanding that Lula da Silva not take office. At the end of December 2022, Bolsonaro left for the United States.

MNA/PR

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