The Brazilian Research and Studies Center strongly denounces the recent acts of violence and destruction committed by extremist right-wing groups in Brasília on January 8th.

These attacks on popular sovereignty and the rule of law caused significant damage to public property and the nation’s reputation, but they will not hamper the strength of our institutions.

We stand in solidarity with Brazilian democracy and call on authorities to bring the perpetrators to justice and ensure the safety and stability of the country.


Matheus Hebling, Claudia Pires de Castro and Matheus Zago (2023) "Statement on the January 8 attacks on democratic institutions". Brazilian Research and Studies Blog. ISSN 2701-4924. News. available at:, accessed on: June 5, 2023.