Cuban writers and artists against coup attempt in Brazil

Cuban writers and artists against coup attempt in Brazil
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9 January 2023
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Havana, Jan 9 (RHC) The Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba (UNEAC) proclaimed its repudiation of the destabilizing actions of the right wing against the constitutional government of Brazilian President Luis Inacio Lula da Silva.

Abel Prieto, president of Cuba's Casa de las Americas denounced the facts and proclaimed the institution's backing of the different international demonstrations supporting the democratic process promoted by President Lula da Silva at the helm of the South American giant.

"From @CasAmericas we express all our support and solidarity to @LulaOfficial and the brotherly Brazilian people in the face of this fascist counterattack," the writer wrote on his Twitter account.

For its part, the Cuba chapter of Intellectuals in Defense of Humanity Network ratified its defense of the head of the Brazilian government, elected in legal elections where he won the majority of the votes, in the face of the recent coup attempt in that country.

"Right now Bolsonaro’s extreme right is executing a coup d'état in the purest Trumpist style!!!, denounced José Ernesto Nováez, coordinator of that movement in the Caribbean island, on his Twitter account.

Radical demonstrators, supporters of defeated president Jair Bolsonaro, invaded this Sunday the headquarters of the National Congress, the Supreme Court, and the Planalto Palace in Brasilia, the bastion of the executive power.

Before the incursions, Military Police officers tried to contain the Bolsonaristas (followers of the ex-military), armed with sticks and stones, with pepper spray, however, they penetrated the containment areas of the buildings in the Three Powers Square.

Television media reported that the windows of the Congress headquarters are broken and that the Bolsonaristas reached the Green Room of the Chamber of Deputies, the area that gives access to the plenary of the assembly.

The agents also used moral effect bombs to try to stop the participants in the coup and anti-democratic acts, as described by political analysts on different TV stations.

After breaking into the National Congress, those dissatisfied with the victory and assumption of power of President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva entered the Federal Supreme Court.

There, they broke the windows of the façade, entered the building, and reached the plenary.

Likewise, at the Planalto Palace, the radicals reached the fourth floor and ransacked the Executive Branch headquarters.

The Minister of Justice, Flavio Dino, called the anti-democratic acts absurd and affirmed that "the attempt to impose the will by force will not prevail".

Dino said that the Government of the Federal District informed that "there will be reinforcement". So far, the Military Police have not made any statement on the invasions. (Source: PL)

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