Supporters of Brazil's former President Jair Bolsonaro pack as they leave a camp outside the Army Headquarters in Brasilia, Brazil, on January 9.


Supporters of Brazil’s former President Jair Bolsonaro pack as they leave a camp outside the Army Headquarters in Brasilia, Brazil, on January 9. (Amanda Perobelli/Reuters)

Supporters of former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro who had camped out in the capital Brasilia after violent rioters stormed major federal buildings Sunday have started to leave the area.

They were seen packing their tents and heading for buses parked outside the Military Headquarters in the city, after Bolsonaro backers stormed the congressional building, the Supreme Court and the Planalto Presidential Palace to protest against his successor, President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.

At least 400 people have been arrested following the unrest, according to Brazilian authorities.

It came after the Minister of the Supreme Federal Court of Brazil, Alexandre de Moraes, ordered the armed forces on Sunday to dismantle all Bolsonaro supporters’ camps across the country within 24 hours, calling for police to arrest and imprison any protesters still left in the camps, according to the Federal Supreme Court. 

A heavy police and military contingent circled the informal camps as protesters left on Mondaywithout arresting anyone. CNN has reached out to the Federal District Security Department for comment. 

The country’s justice minister, Flávio Dino, said Monday that everyone who “participated in or financed serious crimes this Sunday” are being identified and everyone will “face justice” as soon as Monday or the coming days. Dino added that authorities have identified the license plates of the buses who brought “criminals” to Brasília.

“Many have been apprehended and others will be,” the minister added.

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