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UT professor gives insight into Brazilian Capitol riot

AUSTIN (KXAN) — University of Texas at Austin professor Wendy Hunter was interviewed by KXAN to give more information a day after supporters of former right-wing President Jair Bolzanero stormed Congress, the Supreme Court and the presidential palace.

According to the Associated Press, many Bolsonaro supporters have said they want the Brazilian army to return the far-right Bolsonaro to power and oust newly inaugurated left-wing President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.

Also on Monday, police raided a camp of Bolsonaro supporters near a military building, detaining about 1,200 people there, a justice ministry spokesman told The Associated Press. The federal police press office said the police are already planning to indict approximately 1,000 people.

Hunter spoke to KXAN on Monday and went into detail about the situation.

“Even before the election, there was insistence for months that the e-voting system would be rigged against Bolsonaro, of course without evidence,” Hunter said.

However, she said that Bolsonaro was defeated by a narrow margin.

According to Hunter, the difference between winner Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and Bolsonaro was only 1.8 percentage points.

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