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Violent protests in Brazil, president fires army chief -HP NEWS


Thousands of supporters of former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro demonstrated in the capital Brasilia on January 8 and attacked government buildings. Photo file

Brasilia: Brazilian President Lula de Silva sacked the army chief.

According to a foreign news agency, President Lula de Silva fired the country’s army chief, General Julio Cesar de Arruda, after two weeks of protests in the capital Brasilia.

According to media reports, Army Chief General Julio Cesar de Arruda assumed office on December 30.

General Arruda is being replaced by President Lula de Silva’s close commander, General Tomás Ribeiro Puia, as the new army chief, who urged the protesters to remain peaceful and advised the public to accept the results of the presidential election.

President Lula de Silva says he suspects armed forces personnel were also involved with the protesters, the Brazilian president has fired several army officers in recent days.

It should be remembered that thousands of supporters of former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro demonstrated in the capital Brasilia on January 8 and attacked government buildings.

According to media reports, dozens of security personnel were injured in the protests and the protesters also damaged the presidential palace, Congress and Supreme Court buildings.

According to Brazilian police officials, 2,000 people were detained during the violent protests on January 8, of which 1,200 are still in custody.

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