Murdered politician Marielle Franco receives statue in downtown Rio de Janeiro

Marielle and her driver, Anderson Gomes, were executed by gunfire in Rio on the night of March 14, 2018. More than three years after the murder, law enforcement authorities still have not arrested the perpetrators.

The tribute comes on the day the councilwoman, who died in 2018, would have turned 43. The monument stands where she met with her constituents to report on her mandate.

A life-size statue of Councilwoman Marielle Franco, who was assassinated in 2018, was unveiled Wednesday (27) in downtown Rio de Janeiro.

The date chosen is the day the leftist parliamentarian would have turned 43. Marielle's family, friends, and other supporters gathered . . .

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