Trans woman pleads for her life before being beaten to death

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A trans woman begged for her life before being beaten to death in a horrifying video circulating online.

Dandara dos Santos, 42, was taken from her home, beaten, stripped and thrown in a wheelbarrow before being taken away to be killed.

The gang of six men who attacked her laughed and cheered as they kicked, punched and beat her with shoes and plank of wood.

The terrified woman, who lived in Fortaleza in northeastern Brazil, is seen wiping blood from her face and body in the video while pleading with her attackers to stop.

Instead, the men taunt her about her breasts and throw transphobic and homophobic insults at her, telling her in Portuguese that they “will kill the faggot”.

LGBT groups started spreading the video online on Friday – a move which police have said helped them to discover who the attackers were.

Police Inspector Damasceno, who is investigating the death, said: “Six people have been identified and the video has helped with that,” according to the Mirror.

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Trans woman pleads for her life before being beaten to death

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