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Brazil: Hundreds demand Lula imprisonment in Sao Paulo02:32

Brazil: Hundreds demand Lula imprisonment in Sao Paulo

Brazil, Sao Paulo
November 21, 2016 at 02:05 GMT -00:00 · Published

Hundreds of people gathered in Sao Paulo to demand that former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio 'Lula' da Silva be imprisoned over charges of corruption, Sunday. Protesters came armed with an inflatable figure of Lula in a prisoner's outfit and waved Brazilian flags.

Lula da Silva faces allegations of corruption, along with his wife and six other officials, for their alleged involvement in the ongoing corruption scandal surrounding Brazil's state-run oil corporation Petrobras. Lula da Silva denies any involvement.

The investigation into the allegations, dubbed 'Operation Car Wash', is being led by Judge Sergio Moro. Investigators recently arrested the former governor of Rio de Janeiro state, Sergio Cabral, after he was suspected of inflating contracts in exchange for awarding public construction deals, including the renovation of the Maracana stadium ahead of the 2014 World Cup finals in a deal valued at around $294 million (€277 million). Protesters expressed their support of 'Operation Car Wash,' holding banners and signs some reading: ""I support operation car wash" and "I support Sergio Moro."

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Hundreds of people gathered in Sao Paulo to demand that former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio 'Lula' da Silva be imprisoned over charges of corruption, Sunday. Protesters came armed with an inflatable figure of Lula in a prisoner's outfit and waved Brazilian flags.

Lula da Silva faces allegations of corruption, along with his wife and six other officials, for their alleged involvement in the ongoing corruption scandal surrounding Brazil's state-run oil corporation Petrobras. Lula da Silva denies any involvement.

The investigation into the allegations, dubbed 'Operation Car Wash', is being led by Judge Sergio Moro. Investigators recently arrested the former governor of Rio de Janeiro state, Sergio Cabral, after he was suspected of inflating contracts in exchange for awarding public construction deals, including the renovation of the Maracana stadium ahead of the 2014 World Cup finals in a deal valued at around $294 million (€277 million). Protesters expressed their support of 'Operation Car Wash,' holding banners and signs some reading: ""I support operation car wash" and "I support Sergio Moro."

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