Ask your MP to show support for democracy after the far-right attack on Brazil’s democratic institutions

By Patrick Foley, Brazil Solidarity Initiative

On January 8th, we saw a shocking far-right attack on Brazil’s democratic institutions. The attack was carried out by supporters of Bolsonaro who refuse to accept the election result.

This was a clear attempt to undermine President Lula’s newly elected government and disrupt democracy through violence, intimidation and vandalism. It’s crucial that we show our international support for the democratic will of the Brazilian people.

Brazil Solidarity Initiative Chair Richard Burgon MP has launched an Early Day Motion condemning the attack and showing solidarity with President Lula – please take 2 minutes to lobby your MP to sign! 

Lula’s administration must be allowed to govern without fear of violence and we’re calling on the international community to offer it’s full support at this critical time for Brazil.

Of course, it’s important to remember that Lula’s historic victory is cause for celebration around the globe. His presidency will have a huge impact not just on the lives of tens of millions of Brazilians, but on the global fight against inequality and poverty, the far-right, and the climate crisis. 


Featured image: Lula makes a speech at the plenary of the Chamber of Deputies during a solemn session of the National Congress destined to swear in the President and Vice President of the Republic. Photo credit: Roque de Sá/Agência Senado under Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0)

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