Marchers Remember 1993 Killing of Eight Children by Police

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Twenty-two years after the murder of eight homeless boys in the center of Rio de Janeiro by police, violence towards youths in Brazil has not improved, according to human rights advocates. In many cities, the violence has increased significantly. On Thursday, groups working with children’s rights held a mass for the eight youths then marched through the center of Rio to remember the incident, dubbed as the Candelaria Massacre and protest against violence against Brazil’s children.

“We marched because 22 years after children were gunned down where . . .

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