Around 6 p.m. (local time, 2 p.m. in Brasilia), Bolsonaro left the Brazilian embassy and walked, escorted by security guards and several supporters. In total, there were seven journalists at the scene, and three reported that they had been assaulted.
Leonardo Monteiro, of TV Globo, said that after asking questions while the president was walking, an Italian security guard punched him in the stomach and immobilized him. He said that despite the punch, he was not hurt.
Jamil Chad, from UOL, was filming on his cell phone the same security guard who was going to beat up a TV Globo reporter. Then the security guard took the cell phone and threw it on the floor.
Anna Estella, of Folha des Paolo newspaper, said she was trying to approach the president, who was standing, to take pictures with her cell phone, but that another Italian police officer also pushed her.
The head of security, who is Italian, told CNN that he was not authorized to speak by name, alleging that security guards initially asked reporters to step down while the president was walking. He also said that in Italy, yelling or non-compliance with police authority is not allowed.
a CNN I called the communications department to see if the police were from the Italian government or hired by the embassy. Until the last update of this article, there was no going back.
(published by Daniel Fernandez)
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