Demonstrators return tear gas to riot police during a protest against corruption in front of the Congress building in Brasilia on 16 March 2016.
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Protests in Brazil after Lula appointment

Protests have erupted in Brazil after the country's former President, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, was announced chief of staff for the current President Dilma Rousseff.

The move shields Lula from possible prosecution by a federal judge investigating a massive corruption scandal named Operation Car Wash.

Police say 2,500 people have gathered outside the presidential palace in the capital of Brasilia, with others demonstrating on Sao Paulo's main Avenue Paulista.

Julia Carneiro reports.

  • 17 Mar 2016
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