Assassination of Marielle Franco

A fight  for power often leads to blood shed. From political activist to natural remedy doctors people that would like to cause a change are targeted by those who profit from business as usual until  undeniable change occurs.

Marielle Franco, a councilwoman from Rio de Janeiro, was shot along with her driver on Wednesday night. The 38-year councillor had become a voice for gay and black rights, as well as fighting against police violence in poor areas of the city. Brazil’s president was quick to speak out to condemn the killing, even though the two had disagreed over his recent plans to put the army in charge of security in Rio de Janiero. Al Jazeera’s Hannah Hoexter reports.

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