2000rally in Brazil to urge imprisonment of ex-president Lula
Waving national flags and holding an inflatable effigy of Lula in a prisoner’s outfit, some 2,000 demonstrators called on the authorities to arrest the former president.
Lula, along with his wife and six other officials, faces allegations of involvement in the scandal surrounding the country’s oil giant, Petrobras.
according to rapporteur report from presstv, link ,The protesters also praised Judge Sergio Moro, the strict magistrate leading the investigation in the Petrobras case, chanting “Brazil supports Moro.”
There are rumors that construction companies conspired with Petrobras executives to overcharge the oil giant as much as USD two billion, some of which was paid out as bribes to politicians and parties. Based on the accusations, Lula received bribes amounting to USD 1.1 million.
The former Brazilian president and his wife are also charged with receiving a luxury apartment at a seaside resort in Sao Paulo from a major construction company involved in the Petrobras corruption scandal.