Brazil’s Lula loses 1st minister after photos throughout riot Lalrp


SAO PAULO — President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva misplaced his first Cupboard member Wednesday after surveillance video confirmed the person current within the presidential palace as rioters trashed the constructing Jan. 8 whereas demanding the president’s ouster.

Lula’s communications secretariat wrote on Twitter that Gen. Marcos Edson Gonçalves Dias had been eliminated as head of the Cupboard of institutional safety, which offers safety for the president.

He was changed by Ricardo Capelli, who had been safety chief for Brasilia within the aftermath of the Jan. 8 rebellion.

Pictures broadcast by Brasil earlier Wednesday confirmed Dias milling about and opening doorways relatively than arresting invaders that day. The video additionally reveals one other official shaking palms with a bunch of rioters and giving a thumbs-up to a different, all of whom supported Lula’s predecessor, Jair Bolsonaro.

Members of the opposition reacted to the photographs by saying they’re proof that Lula’s administration allowed Bolsonaro’s boosters to destroy authorities buildings one week after the leftist chief’s inauguration to incriminate them.

Dias is a private good friend of Lula’s, having fashioned a part of on his safety staff throughout his two first phrases as president in 2003-2010.

He informed GloboNews tv community Wednesday that he was eradicating individuals from the third and fourth flooring of the presidential palace and directing them to the second ground, the place arrests have been going down.