Brazil: Crowd grows at Congohas airport as supporters await arrival of Lula

but I believe in eternal life, today we suffer, today we cry, but we will continue our struggle, and I think that from now on we have nothing to lose in defending democracy, all the legal, conversational and negotiation paths have been exhausted, and they have gone to confrontation, then my feeling today is for whatever comes and goes.» Supporters of former Brazilian President Luis Ignacio Lula... Еще da Silva gathered at the Congonhas airport in Sao Paulo on Saturday as they awaited his arrival. Footage shows the protesters as they chanted slogans and waved placards until nightfall as the crowd grew larger. Police also arrived on the scene to keep the crowds under control. Lula is now expected to be transferred to the southern city of Curitiba, where he will be held in a prison cell. The Supreme Court of Brazil confirmed that 72-year-old Lula will serve a prison sentence directly after the rejection of his first appeal by a vote of 6:5 and he has been ordered to hand himself into the authorities. Lula was sentenced to a 12-year jail term for corruption and money laundering in a case known as Operation Car Wash. He was convicted of receiving bribes.

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