Campus in Curitiba Receives Threats

The messages addresses threats to people living with HIV, women and Afro-Brazilians.

By Xiu Ying, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The wave of threats to schools and educational institutions has reached the largest public university in the Southern state of Paraná, UFPR. In the past few days, a threat of an attack to the institution has been circulating on social media and messaging apps.

The threat contains noticeably discriminatory content targeting people with HIV, women, and Afro-Brazilians. The messages also include two references commonly used by racist groups: the Valhala, which comes from Nordic mythology and is a resting place for the dead, and a sequence of numbers originated from . . .

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