After partially blocking the federal highway BR-174 in protest against the victory of Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (PT), supporters of President Jair Bolsonaro (PL) created, on Monday afternoon (31), another point of concentration, now in the first Jungle Infantry Brigade (BIS), in Boa Vista, capital of Roraima.
With cries of “Lula, thief, your place is in prison”, they defend that the election was rigged, without presenting evidence, and invoke article 142 of the Federal Constitution to suggest military intervention. The article is printed on the posters.
This constitutional passage is often cited when Bolsonaristas ask for intervention. Bolsonaro himself made this relationship in 2020. But the article does not deal with the division between the Powers, but describes the functioning of the Armed Forces. And, according to constitutionalists, at no time does he authorize any Power to summon him to intervene in another.
On the road that gives access to the site, in the Marechal Rondon neighborhood, there are dozens of Army soldiers to prevent vehicles from entering and allow only people on foot. The protesters are dressed in green and yellow colors and carried flags of Brazil and the Bolsonaro campaign. While there are acts across the country in favor of the president, and recognition of the results of the polls made by his allies and even by his son Senator Flávio Bolsonaro (PL), Bolsonaro has not yet expressed himself.
According to the Estadão Content agency, the Secretary of Communication (Secom) of the Presidency of the Republic informed that there is no forecast for Jair Bolsonaro to comment on this Monday about the defeat in the election, which took place more than 23 hours ago.