China condemns coup attempt and violence in Brazil

China condemned the coup attempt and the violence unleashed by opposition sympathizers in Brazil, expressing support for the measures taken by the government to restore social order.

Wang Wenbin, spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said his country is closely following the situation unleashed on January 8 and firmly opposes the acts against the authority legitimately elected by the people.

He expressed full support for the measures being taken by the Executive to guarantee calm and stability in the country, trusting in the leadership of President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva to consolidate national harmony. Wang also ratified that the South American giant is a strategic partner of China and maintains good relations.

In this way, the Asian nation joins other countries, personalities and organizations in the world that condemn the events carried out this Sunday by hundreds of extremist supporters of former president Jair Bolsonaro. These individuals assaulted the Planalto Palace, headquarters of the Brazilian Executive; as well as the premises of the People’s Supreme Court and the Congress, an action qualified as terrorist and part of a coup attempt in the South American territory.

A few hours after these events, the authorities managed to regain control of the situation and so far, according to several sources, some 300 people linked to the acts of vandalism have been arrested, while investigations continue.

President Lula expressed that ‘whoever did this will be found and punished. Democracy guarantees the right to free expression, but it also demands that institutions be respected. There is no precedent in the history of the country for what they have done today. That is why they must be punished’. ‘We will find out who are the financiers of those who have gone to Brasilia today, and they will all pay with the force of law,’ the ruler added.

Prensa Latina

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