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Rio’s city councilor shot dead after black leadership event

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Marielle Franco was in her first term as city councilor. Photo: Ninja
marielle franco rio city councilor
Marielle Franco was in her first term as city councilor. Photo: Ninja

Marielle Franco, who served as a city councilor in Rio de Janeiro, was shot dead yesterday night, around 9:30 p.m. According to witnesses, a group of men in a car approached Franco’s vehicle and opened fire without saying anything. Her driver was also killed, and...

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