Her assassination used by bullets bought for the police, which they claim had been stolen. It prompted many to continue her activism, and launch into a wave of anti-police-corruption protests across the country.
Franco was a gay black woman — an outsider population in Brazilian society — who’d, against all odds, won public office in 2016 as a Rio de Janeiro city councillor. She’d focused her efforts on curbing police brutality and improving the conditions in Brazil’s favela shantytowns. She was in her first term in office.