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.