February 4, 2023

The call for a new uprising on Wednesday raised concerns that the crackdown has not curbed the will of the radicals. Among those who have vowed to continue fighting is Daniel Bressan, 35, who traveled some 300 miles from the interior of Paraná state to join Sunday’s protest in Brasilia. He was detained by police the next morning, although he denies taking part in the vandalism.

“Many people are going to be afraid of going out on the streets and being arrested, I myself fear persecution by the legal system, but I am not going to stop fighting and I am not going to lose heart,” Bressan said. by phone from the temporary detention center of the federal police. “I am ready for everything. Our freedom is worth more than our lives.”

A military helicopter patrols the center of the capital Brasilia during a protest announced by Bolsonaro supporters that did not take place.Credit:access point

Jailing rioters represents only part of the government’s effort to hold people accountable, and authorities are also looking to track down those who enabled the uprising. That includes organizers who summoned protesters to the capital and paid, as well as local security personnel accused of standing by and allowing destruction to occur, or even cooperating.

Justice Minister Flávio Dino told local press this week that authorities had identified some of the protest’s financiers. He said they are based in the southern and central-western regions that Bolsonaro won in the elections. Without identifying the people, he said they are members of the agribusiness sector, local business owners and people registered to possess firearms.

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Dino previously said that the riot was apparently intended to cause a ripple effect across the country. He has referred to the camps that Bolsonaro supporters had set up outside military buildings to call on the armed forces to annul election results as “incubators for terrorists.” Authorities cleared camps in Brasilia and other cities after the riots.


In November, the Supreme Court froze 43 bank accounts of people accused of financing roadblocks that disrupted highway traffic after Lula’s victory. At least 30 were in the central-western state of Mato Grosso, Brazil’s top soybean producer.

Moraes, a magistrate of the Supreme Court of Justice, also ordered preventive detention for the men who served on Sunday as head of the military and security police of the Federal District, as well as searches of their homes. Both men have been fired since the riots.

“Absolutely NOTHING justifies the omission and collusion of the security secretary and the commander of the military police,” de Moraes wrote in his decision, which was made public Tuesday night.

Justice also denounced the protest camps sponsored by various financiers.

“There are strong indications that the conduct of the criminal terrorists could only have occurred with the willful participation or omission —to be determined in these investigations— of the aforementioned public authorities,” Moraes wrote.

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