Brazil: Da Silva supporters rally outside Curitiba court as convicted ex-president faces trial again

Hundreds of supporters of the Partido de los Trabajadores (The Workers Party, PT) and former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva took to the streets of the southern city of Curitiba, Wednesday, as the former president arrived to the federal justice court to stand trial over corruption charges for the second time. Da Silva’s supporters waved flags of the Workers Party and gave a loud... Еще cheer to Brazil's ex-leader as he stepped out of the car. Brazilian police stood guard outside the court as the crowd protested against the sentencing of the former president to nine and a half years in jail. Workers' Party Senator Lindbergh Farias spoke in support of the former president saying, «There is no proof about Lula. We are confident and I believe that the president [Lula] will show a good result and have a new opportunity to talk to the Brazilian people.» Lula da Silva was sentenced by Brazilian Federal Judge Sergio Moro to nine years and six months in prison on charges of corruption and money-laundering.

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