Protestors storm and deface Oscar Niemeyer–designed buildings in Brazil’s capital during political riot

In a scene strikingly similar to the January 6 protests on the U.S. Capitol building two years ago, yesterday protestors in Brazil protesting the ousting of former President Jair Bolsonaro and demanding military intervention stormed the country’s government buildings designed by Oscar Niemeyer.

Images of the event show thousands of protesters surrounding buildings in Praça dos Três Poderes (Three Powers Plaza) within Brasília, lining the wide avenues and circling the bowl-like structure atop Niemeyer’s National Congress of Brazil.

While inside the buildings, the protesters set fire to the lower house of Brazil’s Congress, entered presidential offices ransacking desks and government files, attempted to barricade

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