The Institute of Architects of Brazil expresses its vehement repudiation of the terrorist acts that took place in January 8, 2023, in Brasilia.

It is unacceptable that the authorities responsible for maintaining order do not act firmly against acts of disrespect for the legitimate result of the elections, the invasion and depredation of the Palácio do Planalto, the National Congress and the Federal Superior Court, three of the monuments that compose the only contemporary property listed on the UNESCO World Heritage on December 7, 1987.

The buildings that house the three powers of the Brazilian Republic are symbols of Brazilian democracy, which witnessed its maximum celebration on the first day of the year 2023, in the swearing-in ceremony of President Lula.

It is urgent to arrest and hold the criminals accountable – those who plundered, those who funded and those who encouraged those acts.

The Institute of Architects of Brazil supports the federal intervention in the area of public security in the Federal District decreed by the President of the Republic, fundamental for the resumption of the Democratic State of Law, vilified by the criminal acts and the omission of the Brasilia Federal District authorities.

Terrorist attacks cannot be tolerated. No amnesty for those who attack democracy!