Protests For and Against Brazil’s Lula Continue Through Weekend

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The weekend in many Brazilian cities was marked by protests for and against the questioning of former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Friday by federal prosecutors investigating the Lava Jato (Carwash) mega corruption scheme.

On Sunday, approximately two hundred Lula supporters rallied outside Rede Globo headquarters in Rio de Janeiro against what they called extreme media bias, chanting phrases like “to attack Lula is to attack me”.

For these supporters the former leader’s detention was a political act by ‘opposition forces’ afraid the ex-president will . . .

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