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Homeless activists occupy seaside apartment at the heart of Lula da Silva's imprisonment

Tuesday, April 17th 2018 - 08:31 UTC
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About 30 members of the Homeless Workers' Movement got into the triplex apartment in Guaruja, hanging placards from the balcony in support of Lula. About 30 members of the Homeless Workers' Movement got into the triplex apartment in Guaruja, hanging placards from the balcony in support of Lula.
Lula was imprisoned on April 7 to start a 12-year sentence for accepting the apartment as a favor from a big construction company Lula was imprisoned on April 7 to start a 12-year sentence for accepting the apartment as a favor from a big construction company

A group of homelessness activists briefly occupied on Monday the seaside apartment at the heart of the corruption case that saw ex-president Lula da Silva imprisoned earlier this month. About 30 members of the Homeless Workers' Movement and other leftist activists got into the triplex apartment in Guaruja, near Sao Paulo, hanging placards from the balcony in support of Lula.

 “Release Lula or there'll be no peace,” they shouted.

Lula was imprisoned on April 7 to start a 12-year sentence for accepting the apartment as a favor from a big construction company seeking contracts with state-controlled oil major Petrobras.

Lula denies having ever owned the apartment and says he was framed to prevent him from participating in October presidential elections, where he is currently the frontrunner.

The Workers' Party founder served two terms as president from 2003 to 2011.

Guilherme Boulos, coordinator for the homeless movement, tweeted that they wanted to “denounce the judicial farce that sent Lula to prison.”

“If the apartment does belong to Lula, then the people are invited to stay here. If it's not his, then the judiciary should explain why he was arrested.”

Meanwhile, Workers' Party leader and Senator Gleisi Hoffmann said she was worried Lula risked depression in his prison cell.

“He is very lonely,” she said. “Saturday and Sunday he was not allowed any visits, not even from his lawyers. That worries me because he could get depressed or sick.”

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  • :o))

    REF: “Homeless activists occupy seaside apartment”:

    So now, they are NOT “homeless” anymore!

    Posted 4 days ago +1
  • :o))

    @EM:


    REF: “why is Lula in prison”:

    Please don't let your heart bleed so much! Very SOON, Lulla will join his comrades in the triplex.

    Posted 3 days ago 0
  • Enrique Massot

    The activists were right. If the apartment is Lula's is one thing.

    If it isn't, then why is Lula in prison?

    Posted 3 days ago -1
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