Bolsonaro Supporters Try to Invade Ministry of Health after Threatening TV Crew

Group forces entry through the ministry's glass doors and windows and chased press teams

A group of supporters of Jair Bolsonaro tried to invade the headquarters of the Ministry of Health in Brasília, this Wednesday morning (8). The event took place the day after the pro-government and coup-supporting demonstrations promoted by the president on the September 7th holiday.

According to a member of the ministry who followed the riots, the protesters surrounded and attacked a man who criticized the movement and, as a result, attacked press teams. The journalists and the man sought shelter in the ministry building.

Images released by the Metrópoles portal show the group advancing on the ministry's door and windows. Workers hastily barred the entrance to prevent invasion.

The Ministry of Health, in a statement, confirmed the attempted invasion of the Ministry's headquarters. "The building's security quickly contained the situation. It should be clarified that there were no injuries."

Translated by Kiratiana Freelon

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