#Lula Livre is Twitter's top trending hashtag worldwide

Lula da Silva spent one year and seven months in jail

Lula da Silva spent one year and seven months in jail

  |  Rodolfo Buhrer/Reuters

The former Brazilan president was released from the Federal Police headquarters in Curitiba this Friday.

At 4.30 pm this Friday (Nov 8), #LulaLivre was the most discussed topic on Twitter worldwide. In Brazil, #LulaLivre has been the top trending hashtag for the past six hours.

Critics of former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, who was released this Friday from the Federal Police headquarters in Curitiba, keep tweeting #LulaPreso and #STFEscritorioDoCrime ('Lock Lula Up' and 'The Supreme Court is a Crime Club') - a reference to the Supreme Court's ruling the Constitution forbids imprisonment until a defendant has exhausted all appeals.

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