Video shows Brazil's ransacked presidential palace

STORY: Furniture, which was used to break windows, lay strewn on the ground outside the building and pictures of past Brazilian presidents were scattered in the lobby after being removed from the walls.

Tens of thousands of anti-democratic demonstrators on Sunday (January 8) invaded the Supreme Court, Congress and presidential palace in the worst attack on Brazil's institutions since democracy was restored four decades ago, drawing global condemnation.

The uprising, which lasted a little over three hours, underlined the severe polarization that still grips the country days after the inauguration of leftist President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who defeated Bolsonaro in the October election.