State deputy Marina from the MST (PT-RJ) is organizing a new visit to the district of Lumiar, in Nova Friburgo, in the mountainous region of the state. On the agenda scheduled for next Sunday (27), there will be an act in defense of democracy and against political gender violence at Levi Aires Brust Square, starting at 1 pm.
The demonstration is a response to the attack that the parliamentarian suffered from supporters of former president Jair Bolsonaro (PL), on the last 12th in the city. The deputy and her team were physically attacked, with stones, eggs and bottles. The political violence took place while Marina held an accountability meeting for her mandate.
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On the eve of the trip, the state deputy even received threats, which were forwarded to the Civil and Military Police of Rio de Janeiro, and also to the Federal Public Ministry (MPF).
According to MST Marina’s advisor, the mandate’s legal team “is already taking the necessary steps and we will continue to charge the competent authorities so that the aggressors are identified and accountable for their actions.”
In an interview with Brasil de Fato, Marina from the MST says that she was not received with hostility at first, but after being invited to go up to the bandstand in the square, the attacks and offenses began. The deputy had to be escorted by military police.
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“I keep asking myself, if I were a parliamentary man, would they be so cowardly? Because they (the aggressors) greeted me, they put me in the middle of the people to be offended. Besides being an extremely undemocratic act, it has serious gender issues”, he points out. The full interview with Marina can be accessed here.
Last Friday (18), Armazém do Campo, a space for the sale of agrarian reform products from the Landless Rural Workers Movement (MST), located in downtown Rio de Janeiro, was the stage for a public act in defense of federal deputies persecuted in the CPI against the movement and in repudiation of the violent attacks suffered by the deputy. The event was attended by deputies Erika Kokay, Camila Jara (PT-MS), Fernanda Melchionna, Juliana Cardoso and Sâmia Bonfim.
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Source: BdF Rio de Janeiro
Editing: Mariana Pitasse