After supporters of Jair Bolsonaro stormed Congress, Brazil’s President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva promised to punish them.
Supporters of the expelled far-right leader besieged the Supreme Court and the presidential house as well.
However, police reclaimed control of the buildings in the capital, Brasilia, on Sunday evening, following hours of struggle.
When Lula arrived in the city, he went on a tour of the Supreme Court building to witness the damage for himself.
According to the Brasilian Civil Police, 300 people have been detained.
The Supreme Court has suspended the city’s governor, Ibaneis Rocha, for 90 days. In the face of the attack, Justice Alexandre de Moraes confessed he was “painfully silent” and failed to stop the mob. Mr. Rocha apologized for what happened on Sunday.
Demonstrations in favour of democracy are being organized by leftist leaders and organisations around Brazil.