Skip to comments.Brazil's Lula misses deadline for surrender to police
Posted on 04/06/2018 7:09:28 PM PDT by BenLurkin
The 72-year-old had been ordered to hand himself in to start a 12-year prison term for corruption.
His lawyers are said to be negotiating his surrender with police.
Some reports suggest he may surrender on Saturday, others that he will hold out through the weekend. Thousands of cheering supporters gathered outside the building in Sao Bernardo do Campo where Lula is staying.
"I think that if the federal police come here now to arrest Lula, they won't have room [to get in]," Lula supporter Joao Xavier told Reuters.
Helicopters have been circling the metalworkers' union building where Lula is with his supporters, broadcasting every move for viewers across the country.
As the day went on the crowds got bigger. People here were hoping for an appearance of the man they say was the best president Brazil has ever had. But so far they've been disappointed - a few appearances from the window but nothing more.
Meanwhile on social media, his opponents have been celebrating the former president's fate. A corrupt politician they say belongs behind bars.
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If the chaos impacts the Brazilian economy and in particular their soybean production, it’s back to the drawing board for the Chinese plan to squeeze us by using Brazilian soybeans to replace ours.
I guess that it is not a deadline, much less a DEADline...
Any relation to Xuxa?
Shades of the Clintons to come?
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