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BRASILIA: A former minister under defeated Brazilian ex-president Jair Bolsonaro was arrested early Saturday, local media said, in connection with last week’s sacking of government buildings. Anderson Torres, Bolsonaro’s last justice minister, was arrested when he arrived in the capital Brasilia from the United States, where both he and his former boss were at the time of the riot.
Thousands of “bolsonaristas” invaded the seats of government in the capital on Sunday, breaking windows and furniture, destroying priceless works of art, and leaving graffiti messages calling for a military coup. More than 2,000 rioters were detained after the events, for which the full extent of the damage is still being calculated.
A Supreme Court judge announced Friday that Bolsonaro will be included in an investigation into the origins of the sacking, which was sparked by anger at the far-right leader’s election defeat to President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.




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