Lula is received with large farmers protest in Bage and should leave the helicopter city

Arrival of the former president was marked by turmoil between supporters and protesters opposed to PT.
19/03/2018 16h40 - Updated 19/03/2018 16h40
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caravan of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva arrived in Rio Grande do Sul on Monday (19), initiating a passage 10 cities gaucho. The program extends until next Friday (23).

The first act took place at the Federal University of Pampa (Unipampa), in Bage, in West Frontier, during the morning, with the participation of former President Dilma Rousseff.

Lula arrived at the airport around 10:30 Bage, which was received by supporters and supporters. Then, the former president went to UNIPAMPA, which was expected in the beginning of the event.

On the way between the airport and the iniversidade, near 1,8 thousand people, according to Military Brigade. They organized a protest against the passage of the caravan. on the way, Pixuleco one doll was hung at the top of a crane.

Buses with Lula's supporters were surrounded by protesters, that tractors parked at road margins. Tempers were fierce. Police took action to prevent clashes. Two people were arrested – one from each group.

on Unipampa, near 1 thousand supporters welcomed Lula.

In the early afternoon, the former president traveled to Santana do Livramento, also in West Frontier, for an event with former president of Uruguay, José Pepe Mujica, whose theme is the development of South America on the border between Brazil and Uruguay. Former President of Ecuador, Rafael Correa, also participating in the meeting.

Lula was again met with pro and against protesters. In the streets, a large security apparatus was set up to prevent conflicts between groups.

During or event, Central Town Square, missing light. The power outage interrupted the speeches. The service was reestablished after about 20 minutes.

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