But they failed however

Brazil could be having its own insurrection moment.

Supporters of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro pushed through police barriers to advance towards Congress in Brasilia on Monday night, the eve of a day of planned demonstrations to back the far-right leader in his dispute with the judiciary.

Trucks honked their horns as hundreds of Bolsonaro supporters dressed in the green-and-yellow national colors cheered them through, videos posted on social media showed.

But they failed however to reach their target of surrounding the Supreme Court, which some demonstrators have planned to occupy in a protest modeled on the Jan. 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol by supporters of then-President Donald Trump.

Thousands of demonstrators are expected to march in the capital on Tuesday – Brazil’s independence day – and in the financial center Sao Paulo to support Bolsonaro in his clash with the judiciary over changes to the voting system.

Critics fear the president is encouraging supporters to the point that they might try to invade the court.

Change voting systems to keep the fascist in power, and unleash violence to underline the point. Belarus, Brazil, the US – following the playbook.

More than 150 left-leaning former presidents and party leaders from across the globe signed an open letter criticizing Bolsonaro for encouraging what they called an imitation of the Jan. 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol, staged by Trump supporters after he gave a speech falsely claiming his election defeat was the result of fraud.

The demonstrations are “stoking fears of a coup d’├ętat in the world’s third-largest democracy,” the letter said.

Bolsonaro said on Friday the demonstrations will be an ultimatum to the Supreme Court justices who had taken what he called “unconstitutional” decisions against his government.

Let’s ask Judith Butler what she thinks.

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