Brazil cracks down on pro-Bolsonaro rioters after Congress stormed

Brazilian soldiers backed by police dismantled a camp of supporters of far-right former president Jair Bolsonaro in the capital on Monday, a day after rioters launched the worst attack on Brazil's state institutions since its return to democracy in the 1980s. President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva joined leaders of both houses of Congress and the Supreme Court chief justice in condemning Sunday's "terrorist acts". Read our live blog to see how all the day's events unfolded. All times are Paris time [GMT + 1].

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11:30pm: Biden invites Brazil's Lula to visit Washington in early February

US President Joe Biden invited Brazil's President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to visit Washington in early February, the White House said on Monday after the two leaders spoke by phone about the invasion of government buildings in Brasilia.

Supporters of Brazil's far-right former President Jair Bolsonaro on Sunday invaded the country's Congress, presidential palace and Supreme Court, echoing the January 2021 storming of the US Capitol by supporters of former US President Donald Trump.

10:40pm: Demonstrators rally in defence of democracy

Demonstrators are gathering in Sao Paolo and other cities across Brazil to denounce the riots in Brasilia and rally, some carrying banners in defence of Brazilian democracy and its elected leader Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.

8:10pm: Bolsonaro hospitalised in Florida with abdominal pain

Jair Bolsonaro's wife has confirmed reports that the former far-right president has been hospitalised with abdominal pain in the US.


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