The decree signed by Justice Minister Sergio Moreau approved the use of the National Public Security Force for a period of 33 days in the Esplanada Dos Ministre, through Brasilia, which concentrates the main public buildings in the federal capital. The decree published in the "Official Gazette of the Union" entered into force on Wednesday (17).
According to the Ministry of Justice, Moro responded to a request from the Office of Institutional Security (GSI), a bureaucracy led by Minister Augusto Heleno, who is responsible for the security and intelligence activities of the president.
Created in 2004 by the government of Luis Indazio Lula da Silva, the National Forces are composed of military police officers, military firefighters and forensic experts designated by the state security departments. This force is activated in situations of public disorder and can act in any unit of the federation with the authority of the Minister of Justice.
The GSI advisory body confirmed that the initiative to seek the work of the National Force of the Esplanade was on the suitcase and announced that the motivation was to anticipate the demonstration taking place in the central district of Brasilia in the coming weeks.
According to the Office for Institutional Security, the request for the use of the National Force is "preventive" to guarantee the security of Union funds and servers working in public buildings in the region.
"We note that this procedure is part of the definition of attributions contained in the Integrated Security Protocol of the Ministry of Government Ministries of the Federal District," said the GSI Advisor in a note.
The ministry also noted in the communiqué that the use of national police officers depends on prior authorization from the Ministry of Justice, as required by law.
The decree published on Wednesday in the Official Gazette states that the contingent that will be available for work in the Esplanada region will be defined after planning by the Ministry of Justice. In addition, the act signed by Moro emphasizes that the term of 33 days can be extended, "if necessary".
"If the supported body does not request the renewal, cash will be withdrawn in time immediately after the expiration of this decree," says one of the articles of the official act.