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Brazil must “combat terrorism,“ top court justice says after capital riots



FILE PHOTO: A general view shows the damage caused following the anti-democratic riots, at the Supreme Court building in Brasilia, Brazil, January 9, 2023. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli

BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazilian Supreme Court Justice Alexandre de Moraes said on Tuesday the country must firmly combat “terrorism” and “anti-democratic people attempting a coup” after supporters of former President Jair Bolsonaro stormed Brasilia earlier this week.

“Democracy will prevail and Brazilian institutions will not bend,” said Moraes, who leads a probe into anti-democratic protests that has already yielded several arrests.