Thousands of Bolsonaro supporters invade Brazil’s Congress in Brasilia

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Supporters of former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro have stormed the National Congress building in Brasilia. The protestors invaded the building and are calling for the military to overthrow current President Luiz Inacio. 

Left-wing veteran Inacio has only been in power for a week, after being inaugurated a week ago as supporters of the former president claim the election was stolen.

Footage from the scenes strike an eerie similarity to those who stormed the Capitol building on January 6th after claims from former PResident Trump that the election was stolen.

It comes after da Silva, known as Lula, defeated far-right Bolsonaro in an October election.