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We Will Reach Out to Those Who Protested, Declares Ex-President Lula

12/07/2017 - 11h20

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CATIA SEABRA
SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT IN CAMPOS DE GOYTACAZES, RIO DE JANEIRO

Foreseeing turbulence in 2018, on Wednesday (the 6th), former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva said that he would reach out to those who had protested for the removal of former president Dilma Rousseff.

Lula believes that those who supported the impeachment process now regret having done so.

"Those who beat on pots and pans, those who went into the streets supporting the coup, they don't have any more pans to beat on. They're beating their heads against the wall with regret. We won't ignore them. We'll reach out to them and say 'come along with us friend'", Lula declared, adding that "it's never too late to learn".

In a speech to students of the Federal Institute in the city of Campos de Goytacazes (RJ), Lula declared that supporters of fiscal adjustment "are talking a lot of bullshit". He also called for more investment in the public health system in contrast to the cuts being implemented by the Temer government.

"They're talking a lot of bullshit. And people are believing what they say," he declared.

On the third stage of his 2017 caravan trip, Lula told the students. "Get ready. 2018 is going to be a turbulent year".

Translated by LLOYD HARDER

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Lula gave a speech to students of the Federal Institute in the city of Campos de Goytacazes (RJ)
Lula gave a speech to students of the Federal Institute in the city of Campos de Goytacazes (RJ)

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