Greece "strongly condemns" and is "deeply concerned" by attacks on Brazil's parliament

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Greece strongly condemned "the attacks" by supporters of former Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro against the country's congress on Sunday, the Greek foreign ministry posted on Twitter.

"Deeply concerned & appalled by yesterday's assaults on democratic institutions in Brasilia, Brazil," the Greek foreign ministry said in a tweet on Monday. "Greece strongly condemns the attacks and fully supports President Lula, democratically elected by the Brazilian people, his Government and Brazil's legislative and judicial bodies."

For his part, the president of SYRIZA expressed his solidarity with the president of Brazil and called on the international community to condemn the actions of Bolsonaro's supporters in the country's capital.

As Alexis Tsipras said in his Twitter post, "Full solidarity to President Lula and support for democracy which is threatened once again by the organized forces of the extreme right."

"The int'l community must immediately condemn the attempt to overthrow the elected President and undermine democratic institutions in Brazil," the tweet added.

Meanwhile, the president of PASOK, Nikos Androulakis, pointed out in a social media post, "the images of the invasion of the followers of the far-right former President Bolsonaro in the buildings of the congress, the Presidential Palace and the Supreme Court in Brazil and their calls for the overthrow of the democratically elected President Lula are particularly disturbing and prove that Donald Trump has created a 'school', which directly threatens democratic institutions."

Supporters of former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro who had camped out in the capital Brasilia after violent rioters stormed major federal buildings Sunday have started to leave the area.

They were seen packing their tents and heading for buses parked outside the Military Headquarters in the city, after Bolsonaro backers stormed the congressional building, the Supreme Court and the Planalto Presidential Palace to protest against his successor, President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.

At least 400 people have been arrested following the unrest, according to Brazilian authorities.

It came after the Minister of the Supreme Federal Court of Brazil, Alexandre de Moraes, ordered the armed forces on Sunday to dismantle all Bolsonaro supporters’ camps across the country within 24 hours, calling for police to arrest and imprison any protesters still left in the camps.

A heavy police and military contingent circled the informal camps as protesters left on Mondaywithout arresting anyone. CNN has reached out to the Federal District Security Department for comment.

The country's justice minister, Flávio Dino, said Monday that everyone who "participated in or financed serious crimes this Sunday" are being identified and everyone will "face justice" as soon as Monday or the coming days.

Dino added that authorities have identified the license plates of the buses who brought "criminals" to Brasília.

"Many have been apprehended and others will be," the minister added.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said the United States "must cease granting refuge" to former Brazilian leader Jair Bolsonaro, after his supporters stormed major government buildings Sunday in scenes reminiscent of the January 6 US Capitol riot two years ago.

The hundreds of protesters who swarmed the congressional building, the Supreme Court and the Planalto Presidential Palace in the capital Brasilia over the weekend "will be found and punished," according to Brazil's new President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.

Ocasio-Cortez condemned Sunday's events and said she stood "in solidarity" with Lula da Silva's administration.

"Nearly 2 years to the day the US Capitol was attacked by fascists, we see fascist movements abroad attempt to do the same in Brazil," the New York Democrat tweeted Sunday.

"We must stand in solidarity with @LulaOficial’s democratically elected government.

"The US must cease granting refuge to Bolsonaro in Florida," she added.

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