State deputy Renata Souza (Psol) will file a representation against the Pocket Member Rodrigo Amorim (PSL) at the Council of Ethics of the Legislative Assembly of Rio de Janeiro (Alerj) for libel, offense, political gender violence and intimidation by the during the plenary session last Tuesday (24).
During his speech, the PSL deputy held up a poster with the message “Who profited from Marielle’s death?” and offended Renata, Psol and federal deputy Marcelo Freixo (PSB), whom he called “slack”. Amorim even asked if Renata would have received “a capilé” (money) for the alleged sale of the story of councilwoman Marielle Franco to a media company.
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Shortly afterwards, on the rostrum, Renata denounced the silencing suffered as an example of the political violence to which black and favela women are subjected when they occupy spaces of power dominated by white men.
Renata said that political violence can range from silencing to femicide, as happened with Marielle, a councilor executed on March 14, 2018. The parliamentarian accused Amorim of daily aggression and intimidation in the Legislative House.
Amorim was elected Rio state deputy in 2018. During the electoral campaign, he broke a plaque with the name of councilor Marielle Franco in an act for voters, then framed and hung the fragment of plaque on the wall of his office.
Source: BoF Rio de Janeiro
Edition: Eduardo Miranda