Brazil must 'combat terrorism,' top court justice says after capital riots

Aftermath of Brazil's anti-democratic riots in Brasilia

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazilian Supreme Court Justice Alexandre de Moraes said on Tuesday the country must firmly combat "terrorism" and "anti-democratic people attempting a coup" after supporters of former President Jair Bolsonaro stormed Brasilia earlier this week.

"Democracy will prevail and Brazilian institutions will not bend," said Moraes, who leads a probe into anti-democratic protests that has already yielded several arrests.

(Reporting by Ricardo Brito; Editing by Steven Grattan)