MST Occupations and Demonstrations

By majority vote, Brazil's Supreme Court denies Lula’s request to remain free

Brazil’s top court rules against ex-president’s petition by a 6-to-5 vote; Chief Justice broke the tie

After Chief Justice Carmen Lúcia delivered her opinion in last night’s session (4), by 6-to-5 vote of the Supreme Court of Brazil (STF) ruled against the preventive habeas corpus petition filed by ex-president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva’s defense team in an effort to prevent judge Sérgio Moro to order his arrest.

“We Will Continue To Take To The Streets To Fight For Democratic Elections and in Defense of the Rights of the Brazilian People”

Over the last week, in Brazil and different parts of the world, hundreds of thousands of us have been mobilizing, handing out flyers, giving public classes, holding vigils, marches, actions, roadblocks and occupations in order to promote dialogue and alert the society about the farcical trial that is being carried out against presidential candidate Lula da Silva Porto Alegre and explaining its significance: it is a prolongation of the coup that began in 2016.