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A Brazilian councilwoman is forcibly hugged and kissed in a plenary session


The parliamentarian of the Workers' Party will present charges of sexual harassment and gender political violence against councilor Marquinhos Silva (PSC)

Brazilian councilor Carla Ayres of the Workers' Party was forcibly pulled by the arm, hugged and kissed by her namesake Marquinhos da Silva of the Christian Social Party (PSC) during a session of councilors at the Florianópolis City Council, al southern Brazil, this Thursday.

The case happened within the plenary session itself, after politics made a pronouncement on a bill.

Silva has apologized for what happened and will be denounced for sexual harassment and gender political violence.

In the video that accompanies this news, it is possible to see the moment in which Ayres returned to his seat after his speech on the rostrum of the Chamber.

As the councilor walked past her colleagues to return to her station, Silva tugged at her arm, grabbed her from behind, and kissed her on the cheek.

Immediately, the parliamentarian quickly let go with an annoyed gesture.

In his social networks, Ayres has affirmed that the parliamentarians were debating a project on which Silva did not even speak.

"He was in full laughing, as if he were in a crowd," he assured.

As she came down from the stands and walked past Silva, he played a little joke on her.

"I told him it was something serious, so he pulled my arm," he said.

Still in plenary, Silva apologized for the improper scene, despite what the PSC has reported that he has opened an "administrative process" against the councilor to investigate his conduct.

The event has been condemned by Brazil's president-elect, Lula da Silva, and other politicians.

In a statement, the Florianópolis chamber has repudiated the act and reaffirmed its role in the fight against any action of violence against women.

Source: elparis

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