Rio de Janeiro councilwoman, critic of police killings, shot dead
A popular Rio de Janeiro city councilwoman who was an outspoken critic of police killings of poor residents in shantytowns was gunned down in what police, prosecutors and even drug gang leaders said on Thursday looked like a political assassination.
Marielle Franco, 38, a rising star in the Socialism and Liberty Party (PSOL), was killed along with her driver on Rio’s dangerous north side around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday night. Her press secretary survived the shooting.
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