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Tenda de Umbanda Ogum Megê 

On the day that many people pay their respects to their dead, Nov 2, a group of about 30 Evangelicals (the Church Ministry of Redemption) prevented Umbanda devotees from making offerings to their ancestors, while saying "Capetas! Macumbeiros have to die" "burn them satan" and "cast out the devil." One of the Evangelicals slapped Allan Hansen Rosa de Souza, a religious leader, in the face.

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Ilê de Xangô Terreiro

Someone vandalized a statue of Yemanja in front of the Ilê de Xangô terreiro—they smeared it with red paint, broke parts of the statue, and stole the mirror off of it.  

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Arlindinho

This singer posted a message on his Instagram saying that Sunday is a day with a lot of Axé and wishing "Prosperity and open roads for everyone. Go with faith and hope…" Then he put #afrobrasileiro candomblé #umbanda. A little while later, a follower posted that Arlindinho's father was sick because of Arlindinho's religion, and that the singer should be glad that the "demons" didn't take his father. The follower claimed that the only thing that saved Arlindinho's father was that his mother is a Christian and intercedes on his behalf.

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Eduardo Medeiros Ferrari

A driver of the 550 bus line did not allow this student to board the bus while wearing attire associated with Xandomblé (a white hat, white pants, etc.). The company suspended the driver and opened an investigation into the claim.

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Terreiro Húnkpame Karè Lewí Xwè

Unknown persons used tractors and bulldozers to destroy three thousand square meters of sacred green space belonging to this terreiro. They destroyed coconut and cinnamon trees, as well as ritual tools and representations of the orixás where devotees left their offerings.

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Terreiro in Capinópolis

An unidentified terreiro in a rural area in Capinópolis was conducting a Candomblé service when someone shot at them four times.

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Sacred Tree at Pai Adão site

A sacred tree was burned in Pai Adão site. The tree is over 130 years old. The City Hall Environmental Brigade determined that was a case of arson; however, the motive is unknown. Some believe that it was an act of religious intolerance but others believe that it was a group of young people who were using drugs in the area.

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Flor do Matão Deus é Quem Guia

A man named Leonardo invaded this terreiro with a bible in his hands. He broke everything, shouting "get out Satan." The attack took place at noon, just after they finished with a ceremony for Saint Raimundo Nonato.

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Casa de Oxumarê/ Terreiro Oxumarê

This terreiro was vandalized with words “Jesus is the Way” ("Jesus é o caminho"). Vandals had previously attacked this terreiro, replacing a religious painting with a bible verse and Christian image. 

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Ilê Asé Omo Odé Egbe Logun Edé Terreiro

The police came in to this terreiro and interrupted a ceremony after the neighbors complained of noise. They arrested the priest and seized the drums.

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Escola Municipal de Educação Básica (Emeb)

Under the direction of their teacher who was working with the students related to issues of tolerance and respect, 9th year students produced artwork denouncing anti-LGBT violence and denouncing religious intolerance (specifically that against Afro-Brazilian religions). This artwork was hung in a mural in one of the corridors of the school. Four councilpersons from the city came to visit the school after hearing a complaint from an unidentified citizen. One of them, Alderman Leandro Guerreiro, ripped the posters off the wall, claiming that the posters actually promoted intolerance. School officials criticized the councilman's actions and reportedly put the pictures back up.

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Terreiro of Thiago do Nascimento

A young boy went missing in the area near this terreiro and people assumed that the boy had been the victim of black magic (the boy was later proven to have died by accident). A group of people showed up at this house/terreiro when Thiago was not home, brandishing knives, sickles, and pickaxes. They drug his 78-year-old mother out of the home, broke religious and other items, and then set fire to the place.

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