Military police guard the the National Congress building during a rally in support of Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff and former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, in Brasilia, Brazil, Friday, March 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
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Brazil's ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva rallied supporters Friday against an opposition "coup" targeting his successor Dilma Rousseff, before being undercut by a high-court judge who barred him from a government position.It was supposed to be the day the two leftists showed their Workers' Party still retains the support that made it the dominant force in Brazilian politics the last 13 years. Then a Supreme Court judge blocked Lula's appointment as presidential chief of staff, sending a corruption case against him back to criminal court.The judge's decision came just after Lula addressed tens of thousands of supporters in the country's largest city, Sao Paulo. The president's camp put the figure much higher, at 1.2 million -- still below the three million police counted Sunday.Supreme Court judge Gilmar Mendes blocked the appointment until the full court can rule on its legality, barring Lula from starting work and sending his case back to crusading anti-corruption judge Sergio Moro.
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