Thousands Take to Streets to Mourn Lawmaker’s Murder in Brazil

Many hope that these deaths will promote a national movement against corruption, but analysts believe that this is unlikely.

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Thousands assembled in the streets of several Brazilian cities on Thursday to mourn and protest the death of Rio city councilwoman Marielle Franco and her driver Anderson Gomes.

The assassination made national and international headlines, as demonstrators demanded a thorough investigation into the murder and vowed to carry on Franco’s human rights work.

Chanting ‘they will not silence us’ demonstrators gathered in the center of Rio de Janeiro all through the day on Thursday to bid farewell to the lawmaker and her driver, Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?