The Free Lula Democratic Vigil that is being staged in Curitiba to support Brazil’s former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva was attacked on this Friday (4). The attacker, allegedly a Federal Police chief, damaged their audio equipment. The incident happened around 9 a.m., when Lula supporters were getting ready to start their morning chants to greet the ex-president, who is being held at the Federal Police headquarters.
The Free Lula Vigil released a statement after the incident. “Despite the support and solidarity the Free Lula Vigil, the Marisa Letícia Camp [set up in the surroundings of the Federal Police building by Lula supporters], and other spaces in defense of democracy and Lula’s freedom have been receiving, there have been occasional incidents and displays of hatred against our spaces and activists. We keep asking authorities to protect our spaces and to take action against provocateurs and fascists,” the statement reads.
The Free Lula Vigil also informed they will keep organizing their activities, respecting the agreements they have made collectively and with local authorities.
Edition: Monyse Ravenna