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Audience demands freedom for Lula during Virada Cultural Festival

May 20, 2019 10:51 AM

Bulletin 454 – People's Committee in Defense of Lula and Democracy

Straight from Curitiba – 5/19/2019 – 408 days of resistance – 6:20 PM

1. Chico César's concert on São João Avenue during São Paulo's Virada Cultural Festival on this Sunday, May 19th, was a preview of the Lula Livre Festival, which will take place on June 2 in the city. The musician, who participated in the Lula Livre Festival in Rio de Janeiro in 2018, is one of the artists who has confirmed for next month's festival. Today, during the singer's show, members of the audience raised a banner demanding freedom for Lula. See photos here:

2. This Sunday, May 19th, was a special day at the Lula Livre Vigil, due to an intervention by the Landless Rural Workers Movement's Saci Pererê Sem-Terrinha children's group, from Florestan Fernandes National School in Guararema, São Paulo. In addition to the children, comrade Lorrane, three teachers and three rural workers participated in the activities. “We came here to participate in an exchange activity with the Latin American Agroecology School. We also came to fight for freedom for Lula and for improvements in education,” Lorrane said.

3. The “good afternoon President Lula” shout was led by the children from the Landless Rural Workers Movement, who made a point of showing their solidarity and thanks to the former President. Inaiá and Ariel read a letter that they wrote for Lula. “Dear comrade President Lula. We are the children from the Sem Terrinha and we live with our parents at the Florestan Fernandes National School. In the school, we play and participate in the educational activities in the Saci Pererê Ciranda. There are 13 of us and we came here to visit the Lula Livre Vigil. We know that there are other children, even teenagers and adults, who would like to be here to support you. We are thankful to have this opportunity”. See photos here: