Protesters in Brazil Beat Effigy of Marco Feliciano with Sticks

Posted on March 30, 2013 • Filed under: Brazil, Politics, Social Issues

On March 30, 2013, O Estado de São Paulo reported that protesters in the Brazilian federal capital of Brasília participated in the annual Malhação de Judas (Beating of Judas), in anticipation for Easter tomorrow.  Around 50 protesters used sticks to beat various effigies of political figures, including newly elected Human Rights Commission President Marco Feliciano (PSC-SP).  He is known for his negative comments pertaining to Afro-Brazilians and homosexuals.  The tradition has been in place since 1968, when Francisco Rebouças arrived in Brasília and protested the then-military dictatorship.  Among those beaten this year are effigies of Feliciano and figures convicted in the mensalão scandal.  Read Article

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