Thousands Rally in “Black Women’s March” in Rio

Some seven thousand people marched in support of black women's rights in Copacabana in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday, July 29th.

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - An estimated seven thousand people took to the streets of Copacabana near Copacabana Palace in Rio's Zona Sul (South Zone) on Sunday, July 29th, in the fourth annual "Black Women's March" to protest the rising tide of violence and other injustices against black women in Brazil.

"The Brazilian state has a policy of executing black people," exclaimed one of the march's organizers, Clatia Vieira, to a government news agency. "And this execution does not happen only with firearms," she added. "It happens when you are not healthy, when . . .

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