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Caio Oliveira (20) cries during an emotional protest following the assassination of Marielle Franco. Mr. Oliveria is an activist with the Black Movement, which is one of the diverse Afro-Brazilian social movements.<br />
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Demonstrators gathered to take part in a rally to mourn Marielle Franco, a Rio de Janeiro councilwoman, black rights activist and outspoken critic of police brutality who was shot in an assassination-style killing on 15 March 2018.<br />
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Franco was a popular local LGBTQ and human rights activist who grew up in one of Rio's largest favelas. She rose to political prominence by denouncing economic inequality and police brutality.