Vice President-elect, Geraldo Alckmin (PSB) was harassed by two men on the night of Wednesday the 23rd in the lobby of the hotel where he is staying, in Brasília. The incident took place around 11:30 pm.
The Federal Police (PF) team, which provides security for Alckmin, detained the men for disrespecting the agents. One of them identified himself as a retired PF police officer and, according to the security team, was armed.
According to the testimony of one of the police officers, a man went towards the vice-president-elect and began to insult him, saying that Alckmin was “a disgrace”.
The agents tried to move the protester away so that Alckmin could go up to his room. The man reacted to the agents and said he had “freedom of expression”. At that moment, according to the statement, the man called the federal police officer a “tramp” for being “defending a thief”.
The policeman also reported that, after the situation was under control, a second man appeared, claiming to be a retired PF agent. Armed, he would have questioned the actions of the agents saying that they were wrong “in defending a thief” elected by a rigged election.
The agent stated that the security team intervened to prevent other people’s tempers from running high. The policeman said he had made “progressive use of force” and pointed out that no firearm was drawn.
The two men were taken to the PF Superintendence in the Federal District.
Read also: “Mensagem ao manés”, text published in issue 139 of Revista Oeste