Following recent anti-government protests in Brazil, Brazilian President Lula de Silva fired the army chief.
According to international media reports, Brazilian President Lula de Silva dismissed Army Chief Julio Cesar de Arruda, who took over the post a month ago.
The report states that 2 days ago there was an important meeting between the President and the military officers in the capital Brasilia, after which the decision of the President to dismiss the Army Chief has come out.
Earlier, the Brazilian president had publicly accused some military officers of supporting the nationwide riots.
Remember that on January 8, supporters of former Brazilian President Bolso Naro protested against the government and attacked the presidential palace, the Supreme Court and Congress in Brasilia.
So far, more than 2 thousand people involved in these protests have been arrested.
In this regard, the Brazilian Minister of Defense says that the riots created cracks in the confidence of the top leadership of the army, after which the government has decided that there is a need for a change in the army.
According to the report, South Eastern Army Commander Tomas Ribeiro will be made the new Army Chief in place of the sacked Army Chief.