Brazil police carry out raids related to Jan. 8 Brasilia riots

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BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil’s federal police on Friday carried out raids against people allegedly involved in the Jan. 8 storming of government buildings by supporters of former far-right President Jair Bolsonaro, a statement showed. Police said the operation was aimed at “identifying people who participated in, funded or fostered” the riots, and included eight preventive arrest warrants and 16 search and seizure warrants in five states and in Brasilia. They did not disclose the names those who were targeted by the operation, but said they were being investigated for the crimes of “violent abo…

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