A Progressive Rio Politician was brutality Murdered in Brazil

Marielle

Franco, 38, and her driver, Anderson Pedro Gomes, were killed Wednesday 14th of March, when two men in a car fired nine shots into her vehicle, according to the Associated Press.

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Franco’s press secretary also suffered minor injuries but survived, according to Reuters.

Rio’s chief of public security promised a “full investigation,” the Guardianreports.

Franco’s death came weeks after Brazil’s president Michel Temer gave the military sweeping security powers in Rio’s sprawling favela, where gang violence is rife. At least 13 political candidates were slain in the lead-up to 2016’s city council polls when Franco was elected, according to Reuters.

Her dead has Prompted Mass Mourning and Protests in Brazil.
She was the only black female representative and one of seven women on the 51-seat city council, according to the New York Times.

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