«Enough of the insults and putting shame on the name of Portugal». These were the words that the President of the Assembly of the Republic addressed the deputies of the party led by André Ventura, after the parliamentarians from Chega had raised posters during the speech by the Brazilian head of state, in the session that took place this Tuesday, April 25, in Parliament.
As soon as the President of Brazil began his intervention in the solemn welcome session, the members of Chega stood up and held up three types of posters, which read “Enough of corruption”, “A thief's place is in prison” and others with the colors of the Ukrainian flags.
The President of Brazil continued his speech for a few more minutes, but as soon as there was a pause, the benches on the left and the PSD applauded enthusiastically, while the members of Chega hit the table, in a slap-like way, which led Augusto Santos Silva to to intervene.
«Deputies who want to remain in the room must behave with civility, courtesy and the education required of any representative of the Portuguese people. Enough of insults, enough of degrading institutions, enough of putting shame on the name of Portugal», said Santos Silva, visibly irritated.
In the room, shouts were heard "25 de Abril always, fascism never again", and the president of the Parliament received applause of the feet of the majority of the deputies of the hemicycle, of the ex-president of the parliament Ferro Rodrigues and of some guests as the ex- presidential candidate Sampaio da Nóvoa, PS president Carlos César and PCP general secretary Paulo Raimundo.
Afterwards, Lula da Silva continued his intervention, with the Chega deputies standing with their posters raised, responding to the applause with stamping their paws.
In the end, Santos Silva apologized to Lula da Silva on behalf of the Portuguese parliament and thanked him for his «courage and education», a moment that was applauded by the President of the Republic.