Police in Brazil kill 8 people a day and police in Rio de Janeiro kill every 15 hours.
According to Amnesty International, police brutality has increased as police “clean up” for the Olympics. The U.N. Committee on the Rights of the Child said that the current wave of police violence in Brazil is done in order to “present a problem-free city to the world” for the Olympics.
The Connecticut Black Lives Matter organization along with Brazil Police Watch are going to Rio de Janeiro to stand in solidarity with activists and victims of police violence.
In this, we are in solidarity with the people who have been killed by police — by the very state sworn to protect us — in the United States, Brazil and everywhere. The latest of these is #AltonSterling, we #SayHisName and honor his life.
We conclude our trip on July 23rd — the 24th anniversary of the Candelaria Massacre when police in Rio killed 8 sleeping homeless children.
Help Support Moral Monday CT’s Delegation
Send Bishop John L. Selders, Jr. CLS, D.D and Lady Pamela Selders to Rio. Your generous donation will pay for:
Thank you so much for your support as you stand in solidarity with us.
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