Brazil: Thousands protest Lula's release from prison in Sao Paulo

Thousands of people took to the streets of Sao Paulo on Saturday to protest against the recent Brazilian Supreme Court ruling that led to former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's release from prison. Demonstrators were seen waving Brazilian flags, shouting slogans condemning the former president, and brandishing signs dubbing the Supreme Court's judges as 'Traitors of the Motherland... Еще.' Marches were called in more than 70 cities across the country by the Vem Pra Rua (VPR) (Come to the Street) movement, which took an active part in the 2016 protests which led to the impeachment of Lula's successor Dilma Rousseff. Lula was convicted and sentenced to 12 years on charges of corruption and money laundering in January 2018 and was ordered to start serving his sentence before all his appeals were exhausted, by Brazil's Supreme Court in April 2018. The ex-president was released on Friday and greeted by thousands of supporters.
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