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Suspicious Murder of Anti-Police Brutality Activist Sparks Large Protests In Brazil

    Suspicious Murder of Anti-Police Brutality Activist Sparks Large Protests In Brazil

Less than two hours before she was murdered on the evening of March 14, Rio de Janeiro city councillor Marielle Franco was speaking at a roundtable of black women activists about “young black women moving the structures”. As Franco was leaving the site, a car pulled up to the side of her own vehicle and fired nine shots…

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The Murder of Black-Activist Marielle Franco Marks Brazil’s Return to a Dictatorial Past

    The Murder of Black-Activist Marielle Franco Marks Brazil’s Return to a Dictatorial Past

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a piece for DemocraciaAbierta, following this year’s political carnival in Rio where I reflected on resistance against –and repression from—the Brazilian government, and on how challenging the times that lay ahead were. Unfortunately, shortly afterwards, I am here writing again in the wake of this tragedy that occurred last night…

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