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ABYA YALA / We condemn the murder of feminist Marielle Franco in Brazil
Date of publication at Tlaxcala: 16/03/2018
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We condemn the murder of feminist Marielle Franco in Brazil

DAWN

 

DAWN expresses condemnation against the assassination of the black feminist Marielle Franco, councilor from Rio de Janeiro, who had denounced police brutality in the favelas of Rio in the face of the growing militarization of the city. We demand truth and justice!

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Marielle Franco, a 38-year-old sociologist, elected officer of Rio de Janeiro and advocate of the rights of Afro-descendant women and marginalized populations, was murdered yesterday while returning from a activity in support of Brazilian black women.
 
Marielle, who was the fifth most voted councilwoman in the 2016 elections, had opposed the militarization of the city of Rio de Janeiro, decreed a month ago by de facto president Michel Temer. She had used social networks to denounce police repression and violation of rights against the people of the favelas (marginalized neighbourhoods). Two weeks prior, she had been appointed to a commission of the Chamber of Councilors of Rio to monitor the performance of military troops in the city.
 
Her murder adds to the painful list of women human rights defenders who are murdered by the capitalist and patriarchal system, which tries to maintain itself using violence.
 
Our network joins the voices that demand a genuine and efficient investigation by the Brazilian authorities and that exemplary justice be done.
 
We reaffirm our commitment to continue the fight, motivated by the memory of heir legacy.
 

Photos from teleSUR English

 
 
Participants of the World Social Forum protesting Marielle

Participants of the World Social Forum protesting Marielle's execution. #MariellePRESENTE Photo:Mídia NINJA

The World Social Forum intends to address social issues all over the world and discuss possible solutions.

The World Social Forum intends to address social issues all over the world and discuss possible solutions. Photo:Mídia NINJA

After Marielle was murdered, people attending the forum and Brazil

After Marielle was murdered, people attending the forum and Brazil's population marched against violence demanding justice. Photo:Mídia NINJA

Members of the European Parliament protesting against the execution of Marielle Franco.

Members of the European Parliament protesting against the execution of Marielle Franco. Photo:Mídia NINJA

A vigil was organized as a tribute to Franco.

A vigil was organized as a tribute to Franco. Photo:Mídia NINJA

Parliamentarians and social movements do a solemn act at the House of Representatives in Brasilia, Brazil

Parliamentarians and social movements do a solemn act at the House of Representatives in Brasilia, Brazil's Capital: #MariellePRESENTE today and always! Photo:Mídia NINJA

Parliamentarians carried flowers as they sat on the congress.

Parliamentarians carried flowers as they sat on the congress. Photo:Mídia NINJA

Big marches were organized in demand for justice.

Big marches were organized in demand for justice. Photo:Mídia NINJA

Your blood on the floor will not go unpunished! Thousands of people are now in square square in Rio de Janeiro to protest against violence and war that kills black and poor people every day and also their leadership. Justice for the death of Marielle Franco and Anderson Gomes. #Mariellepresente

Your blood on the floor will not go unpunished! Thousands of people are now on the street in Rio de Janeiro to protest against violence and war that kills black and poor people every day and also their leadership. Justice for the death of Marielle Franco and Anderson Gomes. #Mariellepresente Photo:Mídia NINJA

 




Courtesy of DAWN
Source: http://dawnnet.org/feminist-resources/article/release-espa%C3%B1ol-english-we-condemn-murder-feminist-marielle-franco-brazil
Publication date of original article: 15/03/2018
URL of this page : http://www.tlaxcala-int.org/article.asp?reference=22979

 

Tags: Marielle FrancoPSOLExtrajudicial executionsBlack feministsBrazilAbya YalaKiller cops
 

 
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