The judge of Federal Supreme Court Brazilian, Gilmar Mendez, authorized this Saturday the summons to testify of the Bolsonarist federal deputy Carla Zambelliwho chased a man with a gun in his hand in the middle of the street one day before the second round of the presidential election After a political discussion Sao Paulo.
Mendes asked to cite in the form “immediate” to Zambelli and thus partially endorses a request from the General Prosecutor of the Republic for one Preliminary investigation to decide on a possible inquiry at the request of the workers party and several lawyers.
Judge Mendes cited as possible crimes those of illegal possession of a weapon Y firearm shotfor which he requested an investigation for “political discussions relating to elections and the political-partisan positioning of the federal deputy” Zambelli.
The deputy heard a group of people chant the name of Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva leaving a restaurant in Sao Paulo. As Zambelli herself has recounted, when she went out into the street she “was cursed.”
The videos broadcast on social networks show how the deputy faces and tries to attack a man after he shouts: “Tomorrow, Lula.” The man walks away from her and she chases him, but the deputy falls on a sidewalk, although she later showed her blow to her knee as proof that she was attacked.
The deputy published a video on social networks in which she explains “her version” where she claimed to have been attacked by a black man and having transferred these facts to the Police. Regarding the persecution, he defended himself by saying that he was only trying to hold the attacker until the arrival of the agents in the area.
“I was attacked recently, they pushed me to the ground. A black man, they used a black man, to go against me. They were several people. He was leaving a restaurant and several men approached. There was a woman in a red shirt next to him,” he described. Zambellia symbol of the most radical Bolsonarism.
The deputy, third most voted in the state of Sao Pauloassured on her Instagram account that they called her “daughter of a bitch, prostitute” and that they spat on her “several times”.
“When he pushed me, I ran after him, told him I was going to call the police and that he had to wait. He ran away and I pulled out my gun and ran after him to make him stop. He was afraid and he ended up in a bar”, he narrated.
However, another video of the event that also circulates on the Internet seems to deny the version of Zambelli. In it you see a group of people, including the deputy, apparently in the middle of a discussion in the middle of the street.
Zambelli is authorized to carry a weapon as a federal deputy. However the Superior Electoral Court of Brazil prohibits civilians and police officers who are not on duty the day before the election from carrying weapons within 100 meters of a polling station.
(With information from Europe Press)