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Brazil: Sao Paolo rallies for slain councilwoman02:41

Brazil: Sao Paolo rallies for slain councilwoman

Brazil, Sao Paulo
March 19, 2018 at 02:27 GMT +00:00 · Published

Thousands of people marched down the Paulista Avenue in Brazil's Sao Paulo on Sunday, in protest against the suspected assassination of prominent councilwoman and human rights activist Marielle Franco.

38-year old Franco, an activist for the rights of marginalised communities and a critic of police brutality, was shot dead in her car along with her driver by two men in Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday evening. She was driving back from a black women's empowerment event.

A member of the Socialism and Liberty Party (PSOL), Franco was known for her social work in Rio's slums or 'favelas', and had won the fifth-highest vote count among the city's council members when she was elected in 2016.

Rio de Janeiro state public defenders said Franco's death resembled an execution and may be connected to her advocacy work.

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Thousands of people marched down the Paulista Avenue in Brazil's Sao Paulo on Sunday, in protest against the suspected assassination of prominent councilwoman and human rights activist Marielle Franco.

38-year old Franco, an activist for the rights of marginalised communities and a critic of police brutality, was shot dead in her car along with her driver by two men in Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday evening. She was driving back from a black women's empowerment event.

A member of the Socialism and Liberty Party (PSOL), Franco was known for her social work in Rio's slums or 'favelas', and had won the fifth-highest vote count among the city's council members when she was elected in 2016.

Rio de Janeiro state public defenders said Franco's death resembled an execution and may be connected to her advocacy work.

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