Lula's supporters celebrate the Supreme Court decision and offer rum

The trial was completed late on Thursday, 7, and paves the way for the release of PT.
08/11/2019 08h28 - Updated 8/11/2019 18h26

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Supporters of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva celebrate with fireworks and distribution of rum the decision of the Supreme Court (STF) to tear down the prison after the second instance. The trial was completed late on Thursday, 7, and paves the way for the release of PT, who has been imprisoned since April last year in the oversight of the Federal Police in Curitiba.

Since the beginning of today's trial session, which lasted seven and a half hours, near 400 protesters accompanied, Square of the Three Powers (next to the STF), the votes of ministers. The group installed speakers in the square. Every word spoken in favor of the final judgment, the group roared and waved flags stamped the face of former President.

Sugarcane liquor

Once the President of the Court, Minister Dias Toffoli, He announced his vote, was a supporter to the microphone to announce that begin to be served a great free round of rum for all persons. A queue soon formed. In speaker, at 22 hours, the group said the party would not have time to finish.

Gilberto Carvalho, who was chief minister of the General Secretariat of Lula's presidency, He removed his shirt in the crowd, in attitude followed by other supporters. “We are losing our prestige, I put my shirt back”, recoiled.

Marcio Andrade, merchant and supporter of PT, He said the State to the weather with the result of the vote was Carnival. “we are relieved. Let's celebrate until Monday, Lula to leave prison”, said.

The vote was 6 a 5 the overthrow of the prison after the second instance. As a result, the Court finds that a convict has the right to wait for freedom until all resources are judged, which may take years. This does not mean that there will be immediate release of prisoners. It is for the criminal enforcement judge decides a case.

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