Few political stars shone brighter in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, than city councilwoman Marielle Franco. Elected in 2016 by an overwhelming margin, Franco was using her platform to passionately criticize police brutality. Tragically, however, on March 15, 2018, she was the victim of a targeted shooting that took the lives of both her and her driver.
Franco lived an extraordinary life, and it was cut short far too soon.
This was no accident. Whoever did this wanted Franco dead.
She was fighting the good fight right up until the end.
She will be missed both as an individual and as an inspiring politician.
Franco was a vibrant part of the the city of Rio.
People are devastated by the politician's death.
Protests and demonstrations in her honor have been planned throughout the country. Though her life ended far too soon, people will continue to draw inspiration from Franco and carry on in her footsteps.
Rest in power.
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