Relatives and neighbors of the two girls shot to death in Duque de Caxias, in Baixada Fluminense, gathered on Sunday (6) in protest in the city center, reiterating accusations that the police shot the girls.
The protest also brought together community leaders and the black movement, who recalled statistics on violence against the black population in the country.
Rebeca, 7, and cousin Emilly Victoria Silva dos Santos, 4, were shot while playing at the door on Friday night (4), in a community known as Barro Vermelho. Rebeca was hit in the chest and Emilly in the head.
On Saturday (5), the Military Police said that police officers who were nearby at the time of the deaths did not fire. This Sunday, he said he had opened a procedure to investigate the case, in collaboration with the Civil Police.
Translated by Kiratiana Freelon