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Brazil: Freed former president Lula warmly greeted in Salvador

0 15.11.2019 Инфо

M/S Brazilian former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva surrounded by supporters, Salvador
M/S Worker's Party (PT) supporters cheering for party leaders
W/S Workers party leaders waving to crowd
W/S Supporters dancing
W/S Worker's party supporters
M/S Signs and Brazilian workers party flags
W/S Worker's party supporters
M/S Supporters dancing
M/S Supporters taking selfie
SOT, Fernando Lopes, Lula supporter (Portuguese): "It's a big victory for the rule of law because he was locked without crime, it represents a victory for the legality and the Brazilian constitution."
M/S Supporters dancing
M/S Supporters dancing with Brazilian workers party flag in hand
SOT, Paula Brito, Lula supporter (Portuguese): "You can't imagine the happiness I feel at this moment, I have liked him since I was little, we are doing our part and do not agree with what happened in this country, we did not chose that man."
M/S Banners
M/S Supporters dancing
M/S Sign reading "Freedom for Lula - Bolsonaro out"
C/U Toy truck
M/S Supporters dancing
W/S Crowd gathered outside meeting venue
W/S Crowd gathered outside meeting venue
SCRIPT
Hundreds gathered to greet former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva who arrived in Salvador on Thursday for his first on-tour meeting with Workers' Party leaders after his release from jail.
People were seen dancing and cheering for Lula and other Worker's party leaders outside the meeting venue.
"It's a big victory for the rule of law, because he was locked without crime, it represents a victory for the legality and the Brazilian constitution," one of the event attendees said.
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.
Lula's release was precipitated by a ruling by the Supreme Court which stated that people could only be imprisoned once all their higher court appeals have been exhausted, in a decision that is set to grant almost 5,000 prisoners their liberty.