Statement of the Corrente Comunista Revolucionária-CCR (Brazil Section of the Revolutionary Communist International Tendency), 16 March 2018




The Corrente Comunista Revolucionária-CCR, Brazilian section of RCIT, expresses its regret and vehement repudiation of the murder of human rights activist and city councilor Marielle Franco (PSOL-RJ) and driver Anderson Gomes, in the center of Rio de Janeiro, (14).


To family, friends, companions of militancy, we express our solidarity in this moment of pain and consternation.


Recently, Marielle was named rapporteur of the commission that would have to monitor the military intervention in the public security of the state of Rio de Janeiro and was denouncing abuse of authority and violence by members of the Military Police of RJ against residents of the slum Community named Acari in the city of Rio de Janeiro.


We demand a full investigation of this heinous crime and the punishment of the culprits. We call for the immediate withdrawal of all the Military Police from the favellas. We call the workers movement and popular organizations not to trust in the state authorities but to organize guards in order to provide security for its leaders.


The Corrente Comunista Revolucionária convenes the workers to the acts and manifestations throughout the country in protest against the execution of Marielle.


Marielle Franco, Present! Today and always!