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Lula’s Justice minister authorizes the use of the National Force against Brazilian Spring protesters in Brasilia

The Minister of Justice, Flavio Dino, signed an ordinance authorizing the use of the National Force on the Esplanade of Ministries in Brasilia between this Saturday (Jan. 7) and Monday (Jan. 9).

The decision was made to avoid protests by Brazilian Spring protesters, often supporters of former president Jair Bolsonaro (PL, right), that questioned the election results and believe the whole thing was rigged.

"In addition to all the federal forces available in Brasilia, and the constitutional action of the Federal District Government, we will have the assistance of the National Force in the coming days."

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