Thousands rally in Brazil to demand ex-President Lula's release

Supporters of the former Brazilian president demand his release a year after his imprisonment for corruption.

    Thousands of supporters of former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva have rallied outside his prison a year after he was convicted of accepting bribes.

    They insist he is a victim of political persecution.

    Others, though, are celebrating a crackdown on the political elite.

    Al Jazeera's Daniel Schweimler reports.


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