Man With Bomb & Knife Arrested Trying To Enter Lula's Inauguration Celebration

Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva was sworn in as Brazil's next president Sunday, and was greeted to cheers by hundreds of thousands of celebrating supporters packing the streets of the capital of Brasilia, after he defeated far-right incumbent Jair Bolsonaro in what was the tightest presidential race in over three decades.

"Our message to Brazil is one of hope and reconstruction," Lula said in an inaugural speech to Congress’ Lower House as his first act as president. "The great edifice of rights, sovereignty and development that this nation built has been systematically demolished in recent years. And to re-erect this edifice, we are going to direct all our efforts."

Man With Bomb & Knife Arrested Trying To Enter Lula's Inauguration Celebration
Image via Associated Press

Thus he's vowing to heal a deeply divided nation, and at a moment many of Bolsonaro's most die-hard supporters are still pushing for the Lula victory to get overturned

The Associated Press observed Sunday, "Many have gathered outside military barracks since, questioning results and pleading with the armed forces to prevent Lula from taking office."

And further, the Left is labelling some Bolsonaro supporters who believe the election was fraudulent as 'terrorists':

His most die-hard backers resorted to what some authorities and incoming members of Lula’s administration labeled acts of "terrorism" – something the country had not seen since the early 1980s, and which has prompted security concerns about inauguration day events.

Security was especially beefed up in response to a mid-week incident wherein a man, now in custody, was believed plotting to assassinate the president-elect.

But on Sunday, another potential assassination plot was foiled, the military described, as a man was reportedly caught with a bomb trying to gain entry to inauguration day celebration events.

As Sky News reports, "A man carrying an explosive device and a knife has been arrested while attempting to enter the inauguration of Brazil's new president, according to military police."

"The man was trying to enter Brasilia's esplanade for the inauguration of President-elect Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, according to a spokesperson from the city's military police force," the report details.

Journalists present in the capital on Sunday estimated some 300,000 were gathered along the esplanade to take part in the party in aftermath of Lula's swearing-in ceremony.

(Article by Tyler Durden republished from

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