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Thousands Protest Shooting Death of Rio de Janeiro Councilwoman

Thousands took to the streets of Brazil’s largest cities Thursday night to protest the execution-style murder of a popular Rio de Janeiro city councilwoman, an outspoken critic of police killings of poor residents. Investigators, prosecutors and even drug gang leaders said the shooting of Marielle Franco, 38, a rising star in the Socialism and Liberty Party (PSOL), appeared to be a political assassination. Franco, an activist for human rights and women’s causes, was killed along with...

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