Brazil's ex-president Lula da Silva sworn in as Rousseff's chief of staff

AFP , Thursday 17 Mar 2016

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Former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva (L) and Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff gesture during Lula's swear in ceremony as chief of staff, in Brasilia on March 17, 2016. (Photo: AFP)

Brazil's former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was sworn in Thursday as chief of staff to his embattled successor Dilma Rousseff amid angry protests from opponents who accuse him of trying to dodge corruption charges.

Lula took office in a tumultuous scene at the presidential palace, where a protester shouted "Shame!" and the ex-president's supporters chanted slogans accusing their opponents of seeking a "coup."

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