Take a moment with me to commemorate the achievements of an incredible being, Marielle Franco. She was appointed city council member last year and the face of resistance in Rio de Janeiro, where she defended the human rights of residents in favelas and other marginalized communities against police brutality. She was on her way home last night from a rally she had organized to push for better treatment of black woman, when she took four shots to the head from a police drive by. Another example of the dangers that Human Rights defenders face in Brazil. Do not let fear oppress us in dark times, because it is the darkness that leads to the light. Photo by Ian Cheibub at one of the protests held in Brazil after her death.
🔊 Justice must be served, Rest in power.