Brasil - Trade union leader killed in Guarapari, in the southeastern state of Espíritu Santo

On 9 February 2017 Walace Fernaziari, leader of the public transport union in Guarapari, was found dead in his vehicle. The murder took place during a police strike in the town, which had given rise to a wave of violence. Although no suspect has been identified, the murder took place after several transport union leaders from the neighbouring town received threats from individuals identifying themselves as members of parapolice groups, who warned that they would set fire to the buses of drivers who continued to work.

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