ब्राजिलमा राष्ट्रपतिको निर्वाचनका विषयलाई लिएर भएको विवादमा सहभागी भएको आशङ्कामा यहाँको प्रहरीले कम्तीमा पनि एक हजार दुई सय जनालाई पक्राउ गरेको जनाएको छ ।

ब्राजिलका पूर्व राष्ट्रपति जायर बोल्सोनारोका समर्थकहरुले यहाँको राष्ट्रपतीय निर्वाचनको परिणाम घोषणा भएपछि सोमबार व्यापक मात्रामा तोडफोड गरेका थिए ।

उनीहरुले यहाँको संसद् भवन, ब्राजिलका राष्ट्रपतिको कार्यालयमा पनि आक्रमण गरेका थिए । उनीहरुले संसद् भवनभित्रै प्रवेश गरेर त्यहाँका भौतिक संरचनामा पनि तोडफोड गरेका थिए ।

प्रहरीले आइतबार रातिको सो घटनाको अनुसन्धान गर्ने क्रममा राति नै करिब तीन सय जनालाई पक्राउ गरेको थियो । त्यस लगत्तै प्रहरी परिचालन गरिएको थियो । त्यस क्रममा प्रहरीले सो आक्रमण र हिंसामा सहभागी भएका व्यक्तिहरुलाई सिसी टिभीबाट पहिचान गरेर पक्राउ गर्ने काम थालेको थियो ।

यहाँको राष्ट्रपतिका रुपमा लुइज इनासियो लुला दा सिल्भा शक्तिमा आएपछि उहाँको विरोधमा पूर्व राष्ट्रपति जायर बोल्सोनारोका समर्थकहरुले सो विरोध गरेका हुन् ।

उनीहरुले राष्ट्रपतीय निर्वाचनको विरोध गरेका थिए । उनीहरुले राजधानी सहरमा रहेको सर्वोच्च अदालतको भवनमा पनि आगजनी गरेका थिए । त्यसपछि यहाँका प्रधानन्यायाधीशले उनीहरुलाई पक्राउ गरेर कारबाही गर्न प्रहरी प्रशासनका नाममा आदेश पनि दिनुभएको थियो । 

यही जनवरी १ मा ब्राजिलका राष्ट्रपतिको शपथ लिनुभएका लुलाले हिंसामा सहभागी भएका सबैलाई कानुन अनुसार कारबाही हुने जानकारी दिनुभएको छ ।  रासस/सिन्ह्वा

Brazilian authorities have detained an estimated 1,500 people in connection with the attack of government buildings Sunday by supporters of former President Jair Bolsonaro. 

The 1,500 people include those formally arrested in the vandalism and those detained for questioning, Brazil Minister of Justice Flávio Dino said Monday. Police stopped 40 buses as part of the response and broke down an encampment of pro-Bolsonaro supporters outside a military building.

Chaos erupted Sunday as mobs protesting the country's presidential election vandalized congressional buildings as well as the high cout and presidential palace. It appeared they breached buildings by climbing rooftops and breaking windows. 

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs called the event "coup-mongering violence."

Leftist President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, who was sworn in Jan. 1, responded by authorizing federal intervention in the Federal District until the end of the month. 

Lula described the rioters as “fascists,” according to translations of his tweets.

“Whoever did this will be found and punished. Democracy guarantees the right to free expression, but it also requires people to respect institutions,” Lula tweeted. “There is no precedent in the history of the country what they did today. For that they must be punished.”  

He also placed blame directly on Bolsonaro, tweeting Sunday, "this is also his responsibility and the parties that supported him."

Workers mop the floor following a riot the previous day at Planalto Palace in Brasilia, Brazil

Workers mop the floor Monday, the day after a riot at Planalto Palace in Brasilia. Andressa Anholete / Getty Images

Bolsonaro, who has been seen in Florida recently, denied the accusations. 

Bolsonaro's wife, Michelle, said Monday that he was in the hospital, although she did not say where. In an Instagram story, she said Bolsonaro was under observation regarding "abdominal discomfort" from a 2018 stabbing incident. 

He later tweeted a message and photo, saying that he had been hospitalized in Orlando. 

Throughout his re-election campaign last year, Bolsonaro sowed seeds of doubt about election security through misinformation. He repeatedly asserted that Brazil's electronic voting machines were prone to fraud, with no evidence to support his unfounded claims.