Brutal murder of a trans woman in Brazil was filmed and went viral

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The 42-year-old transgender woman named Dandara dos Santos was taken from home, undressed and thrown into a wheelbarrow before being beaten to death. The gang of six men who attacked her laughed and cheered punching their victim with shoes and wooden planks. The terrified woman, who lived in Fortaleza in northeastern Brazil, is seen wiping blood from her face and body begging the attackers to stop and to keep her alive. But the thugs only taunt her about her breasts and throw transphobic and homophobic insults at her, telling her in Portuguese that they “will kill the faggot”.

Police Inspector Damasceno, who is investigating the death, said: “Six people have been identified and the video has helped with that,” according to the Mirror. The footage was first circulated among LGBT groups which helped that process. The police began circulating the clip and we arrived at the house of two of the people identified but they fled. The investigation is already well advanced and we are going after the killers.”

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