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Hundreds of people stormed Brazil's government this weekend. What's next?

Soldiers hoist a new Brazilian flag at Planalto Palace in Brasilia.
Soldiers hoist a new Brazilian flag at Planalto Palace in Brasilia.

Police have regained control of that country’s Congress, Supreme Court, and presidential palace after supporters of the former president, Jair Bolzonaro, stormed the buildings on Sunday.

Brazil’s Justice Ministry says more than 1,200 people have been detained. The country’s current president, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, has vowed to track down the rest.

The chaos came a week after Lula’s inauguration. It has invoked memories of the insurrection in Washington D.C. two years ago.

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