Thousands of supporters of Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro demonstrated in Sao Paulo on Sunday urging him to veto any motion that would lead to the release of ex-leader Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva from jail. They also demanded the impeachment of the President of Brazil's Supreme court Dias Toffoli, a key ally of Lula.
"I believe the supreme court should not release Lula from jail, because the Brazilian people took to the streets to ask Lula to be sentenced. So, I believe he will not be released. Dias Toffolli can never do this because otherwise the people will return to the streets," said a demonstrator.
Lula was imprisoned for 12 years in January 2018 for corruption and money laundering as part of the 'Operation Car Wash' scandal. Toffoli had been appointed by Lula and his opponents believe he will eventually try to get the ex-leader out of the prison.