Demonstrators Demand “Free Lula” in São Paulo Protest

Supporters of former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva met on Avenida Paulista, in São Paulo, early on Sunday afternoon, October 13th, to protest against the former president's conviction.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Lula was convicted of passive corruption and money laundering crimes and has been in prison in Curitiba since April 7th, 2018.

The demonstration was called by the Lula Livre (Free Lula) National Committee and aims to denounce flaws in the proceedings that led to the former president's arrest, after an appellate court affirmation of the conviction in the case involving the Guarujá triplex apartment.

Workers' Party leaders such as President and Federal Deputy Gleisi Hoffmann, the defeated presidential candidate in 2018 Fernando Haddad, and City Councilor Eduardo Suplicy, took part in the protest.

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