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Brazilians Protest After Black Human Rights Activist Is Murdered

The killing of Marielle Franco, a Rio de Janeiro city council member and civil society activist who protested police violence, is being met by a huge wave of anger and indignation.

Three days of mourning have begun in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, after the murder of a black human rights campaigner who spoke out against the lethal methods routinely used by security forces within the city's poorest neighborhoods.

Many residents of Rio are hardened to daily incidents of deadly violence yet the killing of Marielle Franco, a city council member and civil

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