A few hours before demonstrations for and against the president Jair Bolsonaro scheduled for this Sunday in the Esplanade of Ministries, the Civil Police of the Federal District fulfilled search and seizure warrants at a farm in Águas Claras (administrative region of DF) used on the basis of one of the small pocket groups that were camped up to the last week in the center of the capital.
The target of the action of the Special Coordination to Combat Corruption and Organized Crime (Cecor) is the so-called “Rural HQ”, a group of pro-government activists who were camped for a few weeks in front of the Ministry of Agriculture.
The group is being investigated for acts such as simulated attacks on the Supreme Federal Court (STF) building with fireworks on the night of June 13, hours after the DF Military Police dismantled the Bolsonarist camps on the Esplanada dos Ministérios.
Despite the ban on protests in downtown Brasília last Sunday, members of the “HQ Rural” remained in front of the Ministry of Agriculture, where they were visited by the former Minister of Education, Abraham Weintraub. In addition to being fined R $ 2,000 by the DF government for not wearing a mask and promoting agglomerations, Weintraub reaffirmed controversial statements against the Supreme Court at the meeting that culminated in the announcement of his dismissal last Thursday, 18.
Leaders and members of another group, self-titled “300 from Brazil”Were arrested over the past week after threats to the governor of the Federal District, Ibaneis Rocha (MDB), and ministers of the STF. The leader of the movement, the extremist Sara Giromini (who adopts the nickname Sara Winter), remains detained in the Comeia – female prison in the complex of the Presidio of Papuda. She is a former trusted advisor to Minister Damares Alves (Woman, Family and Human Rights).
The Federal District government decided to close the Esplanada dos Ministérios for the transit of vehicles because of demonstrations scheduled to take place this Sunday, the 21st. According to the Public Security Secretariat, the closure will not prevent the access of protesters, contrary to what happened in the last Sunday.