Annual March in Rio Protests Racial Violence by Police

By Chris Kudialis, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Friday (August 22nd), hundreds of Rio's citizens participated in the second annual Marcha InterNacional contra o Genocídio do Povo Negro (International March against Genocide of the Black Population) in Manguinhos. The protest involved emotional speeches petitioning for the end of racism-motivated Afro-Brazilian killings, and a three-mile march that continued into the Grota favela in Complexo do Alemão.

Jonathan de Oliveira de Lima, a 19-year-old Manguinhos resident of Afro-Brazilian descent, was shot and killed on May 14th in a confrontation with UPP . . .

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