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Brazilians Rally to Support Big Corruption Investigation

Brazilians Rally to Support Big Corruption Investigation

Sunday, 25 August 2019 07:37 PM

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Thousands of Brazilians rallied across the country to urge that the government keep pursuing a mammoth corruption investigation and to show support for the justice minister, who has been hit with allegations he abused his powers as a judge overseeing the probe.

The protesters also urged President Jair Bolsonaro to reject recently passed legislation that would impose prison time for officials who obtain evidence unlawfully.

Marchers carried posters backing Justice Minister Sergio Moro, who is popular with many Brazilians for leading the "Car Wash" corruption investigation that has upended the country's political elite and sent dozens of people to prison.

But Moro also is vilified by many on the left for putting former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva in jail on a corruption conviction that arose from the probe.

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