Federal deputy Carla Zambelli (PL-SP) recorded a video this Tuesday, 29, in which she urges the four-star generals of the Armed Forces not to recognize the government of president-elect Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (PT).
In the recording, she questions whether the military “will want to salute a bandit” on January 1, the date of Lula’s inauguration.
“On January 1st, gentlemen, four-star generals, will you want to salute a bandit or the Brazilian nation? This is not the time to reply with a letter declaring yourself non-partisan. It is time to take a stand. Which side of history are you going to be on?” he questioned.
The parliamentarian alluded to a note released by the Brazilian Army, in which the body said it was non-partisan. The text released by the agency responds to allegations that there are generals who would position themselves against an action by the Armed Forces.
“The active duty military, by legal definition and commitment to the Brazilian Nation, are non-partisan in their conduct, preserving the values pertinent to the Arms career”, says the note published on Monday, 28.
As shown the Estadão, however, active-duty members of the Armed Forces engaged in anti-democratic demonstrations of non-compliance with Lula’s election. Officers and enlisted men from the Army, Navy and Air Force joined the Bolsonarism vigil and have been spotted in face-to-face acts around barracks, as well as in coup-biased publications on social media.
Zambelli also asks that the military listen to the requests of the demonstrators who occupy the doors of barracks in several cities in Brazil and ask that the Armed Forces “save Brazil”.