Brazil’s Military Stopped Mob at Capitol, Ignoring Calls to Stage a Coup

After Sunday’s riots, President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva raised concerns about threats to his government as police questioned hundreds of suspects

Large crowds gathered in Brazil on Monday demanding justice against protesters who stormed government buildings. President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva inspected the damage caused by the riots on Sunday. Photo: Nelson Almeida/AFP via Getty Images

BRASÍLIA—As rioters calling for the ousting of Brazil’s newly elected leftist president ransacked the capital Sunday, many Brazilians wondered whether the country’s right-leaning military would step in and stop the violence.

By Sunday evening, they had their answer: Following the orders of President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, the army and military police had restored order in the city, despite having many vocal supporters of the right-wing former president, Jair Bolsonaro, in their ranks.

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