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Governor suspended after assault on government offices, over 1,000 protesters arrested

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São Paulo, Brazil — Brazil’s Supreme Court ordered the suspension of the Governor of Federal District, Ibaneis Rocha, for his negligence during an hours-long siege on government offices by supporters of former President Jair Bolsonaro on Sunday. Justice Alexandre de Moraes ordered a 90-day suspension for the governor of Brazil’s capital city. 

The governor was criticized for his negligence and lack of security planning, which led to thousands of Bolsonaro supporters assaulting government offices, including the Supreme Court, Congress and the official workplace of the president. 

In his decision, Judge Moraes said that there was “omission and connivance” by authorities in the area of ​​security and intelligence in the Federal District, including the governor.

“The governor ignored the authorities’ appeals to carry out a security plan, in particular, with the prohibition of entry to the Esplanada dos Ministérios (the plaza where government offices are located) by the terrorists, and he even gave wide access,” said the judge.

Read more: Bolsonaro supporters assault Brazil’s government offices in January 6th-style attack

Hours after the attacks, Governor Rocha posted a video on social media in which he apologized for the incident. Rocha directed his apology at President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and the presidents of the Congress and Supreme Court.

“What happened was simply unacceptable. We monitored these movements, but we did not believe, at any moment, that they would take on this proportion,” said the governor, who also called those involved in the invasion “true vandals and terrorists.”

Judge Moraes also ordered the immediate evacuation of Bolsonaro supporters from the area surrounding military barracks throughout the capital. Supporters have been camping out in front of the barracks since late October in an effort to pressure the military to

São Paulo, Brazil — Brazil’s Supreme Court ordered the suspension of the Governor of Federal District, Ibaneis Rocha, for his negligence during an hours-long siege on government offices by supporters of former President Jair Bolsonaro on Sunday. The governor was criticized for his negligence and lack of security planning, which led to thousands of Bolsonaro supporters assaulting government offices, including the Supreme Court, Congress and the official workplace of the president. Read more: Bolsonaro supporters assault Brazil’s government offices in January 6th-style attack

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