VIDEO: Brazil's Lula da Silva booed during speech at Portuguese parliament
The protests against the visit of the Brazilian president were joined by supporters of the Chega party and Brazilian immigrants, who gathered in the vicinity of Parliament and chanted slogans against Lula
April 27, 2023 7:45am
Updated: April 27, 2023 7:45am
Brazilian President Lula da Silva was booed by the Portuguese Parliament during a speech he made to commemorate the 49th anniversary of the Carnation Revolution.
The deputies who booed Lula waved Ukrainian flags, and accused the Brazilian president of corruption amid some applause from left-wing groups present in the venue.
In his speech, Lula condemned the violation of the territorial integrity of Ukraine and advocated an order based on respect for international law and the preservation of national sovereignties. He also stressed the importance of talking about peace to end the war, and stressed the need to pave the way for dialogue and diplomacy.
A extrema direita portuguesa, um grupelho de meia dúzia de malucos, tentou causar durante o discurso de Lula no Parlamento português. Mas a verdade é que foram enquadrados pela imensa maioria do Parlamento, inclusive o seu presidente. pic.twitter.com/R4zqDAnQc1— Tauat Resende (@eutauat) April 25, 2023
Faced with the rudeness of the deputies, the president of the Portuguese Parliament had to intervene to ask them to stop insulting and "shaming" both the institutions and "the name of Portugal." Lula described the scene as "ridiculous" set up by the deputies of the Chega party.
The protests against the visit of the Brazilian president were joined by supporters of the Chega party and Brazilian immigrants, who gathered in the vicinity of Parliament and chanted slogans against Lula.
"Thief, Lula, thief, your place is in jail," they chanted, while other protesters in favor of Lula were grouped by the police in another adjacent street and at a good distance.
Lula met this month with Chinese dictator Xi Jinping, urged the United States to stop "fostering war" in Ukraine, which has resisted a Russian invasion for more than a year, and asked the EU to "start talking of peace."