>> Thousands took to the street across Brazil after a prominent council woman was shot dead in Rio de Janeiro. In what police and prosecutor said appeared to be a political assassination. Marielle Franco, a rising star of a leftist party, was gunned down in a car along with her driver on Wednesday night.
Correspondent Brad Brookes is on the story.>> Franco was very outspoken on social media and in her public discourses about the brutality that police carry out in Rio slums when they go in and try to battle drug gangs. Often what happens in these situations is that innocence, the people who are simply living in these Favelas and these slums, who are just hard workers.
They end up being killed in the crossfire.>> Franco's violent death sparking outrage.>>
> Which spilled into the streets on Thursday, as crowds gathered in Rio, Sao Paolo, and other cities. Protesters calling for justice and demanding an end to the violence. Her violent death comes weeks after Brazilian President Michel Temer ordered Brazil's army to intervene in Rio to control the city's escalating violence.
A move Franco harshly criticized on Sunday, saying it could worsen police violence against residents. A public prosecutor told Reuters that investigators are looking at this as a murder in response to her political work.