Raphi Soifer

Raphi Soifer is a Brazil-based researcher and performer. He holds a doctorate in Urban Planning from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and is a member of the Teatro de Operações street performance collective.

Protestors in Rio de Janeiro hold a picture of slain politician Marielle Franco, and a sign reading, 'Black lives are important' in Portuguese.

Military Rule in Rio's Favelas: What Marielle Franco Died Fighting

Following the beloved politician’s murder, residents of Brazil’s favelas have taken to the streets for days to protest her death and the danger faced by favela residents living under military control.