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Protesters take the streets of Rio to denounce girl's death

Some 200 people are marching in Rio de Janeiro to protest the death of an 8-year old girl killed by a stray bullet during a police operation, while family members buried her body.

Protesters braved the rain Sunday to express their anger at the death of Ágatha Sales Félix, shot Friday in Rio's largest shantytown.

Children carried yellow balloons in protest, alluding to a photo of Sales that has been circulating on social media. Those leading the march carried a banning saying "Stop Killing Us" in red letters.

People hold up yellow balloons during a gathering in memory of the late 8-year-old Ágatha Sales Félix, whose photo of her clutching a yellow balloon is circulating online, as residents demand an end to the violence in the Alemao complex slum of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019. Félix was hit by a stray bullet Friday amid what police said was shootout with suspected criminals. However, residents say there was no shootout, and blame police. (AP PhotoSilvia Izquierdo)

Residents blame police for the girl's death. Police say they were merely responding to an attack. There are no reports of other people being injured in the incident or arrests made.

An investigation has been opened.

Protesters with yellow balloons carry a banner that reads in Portuguese: "Stop killing us" during a gathering in memory of the late 8-year-old Ágatha Sales Félix, whose photo of her clutching a yellow balloon is circulating online, as people demand an end to the violence in the Alemao complex slum of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019. Félix was hit by a stray bullet Friday amid what police said was shootout with suspected criminals. However, residents say there was no shootout, and blame police. (AP PhotoSilvia Izquierdo)

Youths attend a protest and gathering in memory of the late 8-year-old Ágatha Sales Félix, whose photo of her clutching a yellow balloon is circulating online, as residents demand an end to the violence in the Alemao complex slum of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019. Félix was hit by a stray bullet Friday amid what police said was shootout with suspected criminals. However, residents say there was no shootout, and blame police. (AP PhotoSilvia Izquierdo)

A woman cries during a protest and gathering in memory of the late 8-year-old Ágatha Sales Félix, whose photo of her clutching a yellow balloon is circulating online, as residents demand an end to the violence in the Alemao complex slum of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019. Félix was hit by a stray bullet Friday amid what police said was shootout with suspected criminals. However, residents say there was no shootout, and blame police. (AP PhotoSilvia Izquierdo)