Thousands of Brazilians took to the streets of the nation’s largest cities on Tuesday and Wednesday in anticipation of a Supreme Court decision that opened the door for the arrest of socialist presidential frontrunner Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva late Thursday morning. Brazilians congregated at the headquarters of Lula’s socialist Workers’ Party (PT) and on the streets of Brasilia, among other cities, dressed in red and holding images of their leader. On the right, conservatives and anti-corruption voters congregated wearing the national colors, green and yellow, and brandishing dolls known as pixulecos—figurines of Lula wearing a traditional prison uniform.Demonstrators against former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva hold a rally demanding his imprisonment, in Brasilia on April 04, 2018. EVARISTO SA/AFP/Getty Images A banner demanding imprisonment of former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, condemned in second-instance on corruption charges is pictured, in Brasilia on April 04, 2018. Demonstrators against former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva hold a rally demanding his imprisonment, in Brasilia on April 04, 2018. In foreground, sign reads “Imprison them;” in background, flag reads “Impunity is the Illness of Brazil.” EVARISTO SA/AFP/Getty Images Demonstrators against former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da… Read full this story
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