ADDED ON: 10/13/2018

Brazil Elections: Hate Crimes Reported Include a Murder and a Swastika Attack

10/12/2018 | BBC

Tension ahead of the Brazilian elections has been linked to a string of violent attacks, including one case being treated as political murder, according to local media. A woman also had a swastika carved into her flesh by supporters of far-right presidential candidate, Jair Bolsonaro. The swastika attack was also on Monday. A gang of men attacked a 19-year-old woman in the southern state of Porto Alegre, drawing the symbol onto her skin with a penknife. The woman — who has not been named &mdash was carrying an LGBT flag and an anti-Bolsonaro sticker, according to Globo news. Mr Bolsonaro is known for his homophobic comments, including once saying he would rather have a dead son than a gay son. Trans singer Julyanna Barbosa was attacked last Saturday in Nova Iguaçu, Rio de Janeiro state. She said her assailants shouted about their support for Mr Bolsonaro, saying “these trash people have to die”.


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