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Brazil. Jair Bolsonaro in a hospital in Florida

Brazil.  Jair Bolsonaro in a hospital in Florida

Brazil. Jair Bolsonaro in a hospital in Florida

Former Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro has been admitted to a hospital in Florida, Reuters reported. His condition “is not worrying,” a source close to the politician’s family said. The former Brazilian leader had previously complained of stomach pains.

Former president of Brazil Jair Bolsonaro was admitted to a hospital in Florida. A source close to his family said on Monday that his condition is “not of concern,” Reuters reported.

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Brazilian newspaper O Globo reported earlier in the day that Bolsonaro was suffering from stomach pains.

Bolsonaro’s supporters stormed government buildings

Tens of thousands of demonstrators stormed the Brazilian Supreme Court, Congress and Presidential Palace on Sunday, smashing windows, knocking over furniture and destroying artwork. The country’s original 1988 constitution and weapons were also stolen from the presidential security office.

Police took over government buildings after a three-hour siege by demonstrators and dispersed the crowd with tear gas. Before 10 p.m. local time on Sunday, the Governor of the Federal District of Ibaneis Rocha announced that more than 400 people had been arrested as a result of the storming of the most important institutions in the country. Earlier, the justice ministry said about 200 people were arrested. On Monday, the military police said they had detained more than 1,200 radical rioters.

Jair Bolsonaro's supporters storm the Brazilian Congress

Jair Bolsonaro’s supporters storm the Brazilian Congress Reuters/Francisco Mello

Justice Minister Flavio Dino said the ongoing investigation will aim to discover who financed the several hundred buses that brought Bolsonaro supporters to the capital and to investigate why Rocha failed to adequately protect the buildings. Their occupation had been planned for at least two weeks via social media platforms such as Telegram and Twitter, but security forces took no action to prevent the attack, Reuters reported.

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