Brazilian President Silva fires army chief in aftermath of capital uprising

The official website of the Brazilian armed forces said Gen. Julio Cesar de Arruda had been removed as head of the army

Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva

AP Brasilia
President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva fired Brazil's army chief on Saturday amid concerns over threats to the country's democracy following the January 8 uprising in the capital by far-right protesters.
The official website of the Brazilian armed forces said Gen. Julio Cesar de Arruda had been removed as head of the army.
He was replaced by Gen. Toms Miguel Ribeiro Paiva, who was head of the Southeast Military Command.
In recent weeks, the military has been targeted by Lula after supporters of former President Jair Bolsonaro stormed through government buildings and destroyed public property. Lula said several times in public that there were definitely people in the army who allowed the rioting to occur.

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First Published: Jan 22 2023 | 7:12 AM IST

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