Brazil election-denier 'terrorists' threaten Lula's inauguration, new minister says

December 26, 2022

"Yesterday's serious events in Brasilia prove that the so-called 'patriotic' camps have become incubators for terrorists," tweeted Flavio Dino, the incoming minister. Dino said arrangements for Lula's inauguration would be "re-evaluated, with a view to tightening security." The Brasilia camp, outside the army headquarters, has become one of the country's most extreme. On Dec. 12, the day Lula's victory was certified, some of the camp dwellers attacked the federal police HQ in Brasilia. Police also found assault-style rifles and other explosives at an apartment rented by the man in Brasilia.