The prosecutor general's office says it will appeal the Supreme Court's decision.
Former leader Lula da Silva returns to his trade union stronghold near Sao Paulo city to address supporters, a day after walking free from jail and amid President Bolsonaro's swipes.
Brazil's once hugely popular president questioned about alleged bribe taking from the Odebrecht construction giant. Lula, a frontrunner in the October 2018 presidential election says the corruption charges are concocted to prevent his return.
Hundreds of supporters of the former president filled the streets in the southern city of Curitiba to protest Lula's innocence, saying he is the victim of a political plot.
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