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Transvestite attack in Brazil’s Recife results in severe burns and arm amputation

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Transvestite Roberta Nascimento da Silva, 32, was homeless. Any canvas would
do as shelter. She was always seen in the surroundings of the Santa Rita pier, in downtown Recife, along with other homeless people.

In the early hours of Friday, June 25, she was the target of an attack that sparked protests in the capital of Pernambuco on Monday, June 28, when International LGBTQIA+ Pride Day is celebrated.

A 17-year-old boy poured alcohol on her body with the purpose of setting her on fire and killing her, according to the Civil Police. The flames . . .

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