In the subsequent weeks, thousands of people in Brazil, mostly women, have taken to the streets to protest the culture of rape, and to counter a persistent narrative among politicians, the police and the media that shifts blame onto the victim.
This week, an NGO called Rio de Paz, or "Peaceful Rio," a nod to Rio de Janeiro, the city where the crime took place, staged an eye-catching protest on one of the world's most famous beaches, Copacabana. Scattered among large stylized photographs of women with the mark of a bloody handprint covering their mouths were 420 pairs of underwear. That is the number of women raped every three days in Brazil, the organizers said. The photos, taken by Marco Freitas, are part of an exhibit titled "I will never be silenced."
Below are pictures from the protest: