Please ask your MP to sign EDM 742: Attacks on the Brazilian Congress
On January 8th supporters of former President Jair Bolsonaro attacked the Brazilian Congress, Supreme Court, and Presidential Palace in an attempt to undermine newly-elected President Lula da Silva's government through violence, vandalism and intimidation.
We believe Lula's administration must be allowed to govern without fear of violence. Please join us in sending messages of solidarity and support for Lula and the defenders of Brazilian democracy.
You can view the full text of EDM 742 below:
This House condemns the attacks on the Brazilian Congress, Supreme Court, and Presidential Palace on Sunday 8 January 2023 by supporters of former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro who refused to accept his recent election defeat; notes that this happened a week after the inauguration of President Lula da Silva and is the latest far-right attempt to disrupt Brazilian democracy through violence and intimidation; is deeply alarmed by the disturbing rise of political violence against supporters of President Lula including killings, violence against Lula’s Workers' Party officials and attacks on pro-Lula marches that took place during the recent election campaign; believes President Lula’s democratically-elected administration must be allowed to govern without fear of violence or continued threats; extends our solidarity with President Lula, the governing Brazilian Workers' Party, and all Brazilian democrats against attempts by the far-right to overturn the democratic process in Brazil; and calls on the international community to offer its full support for the upholding of the democratic will of the Brazilian people and to do all it can to ensure those responsible for the 8 January 2023 events are held to account.