Witzel Blames Human Rights Advocates for Death of Six Youths: “This is on you.”

The Governor of Rio de Janeiro again defended the slaughter of those who carry a rifle, when inaugurating a project in Nova Iguaçu. "We will not give an inch," he added.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The governor of Rio de Janeiro, Wilson Witzel, criticized Friday, August 16th, "human rights advocates" whom he blamed for the deaths of six youths this week.

"When I say that whoever is carrying a rifle has to be shot, several human rights defenders stand up; then when they [criminals] kill the innocent, they raise the victim's photo, saying that it was the police who killed them," he said.

"But when I say that you have to shoot anyone with a rifle, they stand up against it. And it's these people walking around carrying rifles . . .

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