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Police in Brazil looking for 10 men in connection with gang rape of woman in a bar

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MAY 13:  Officers from the CORE police special forces patrol during an operation to search for fugitives in the Complexo do Alemao pacified community, or 'favela' on May 13, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Ahead of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, Rio has seen an uptick in violence in its pacified slums. A total of around 1.6 million Rio residents live in shantytowns, many of which are controlled by drug traffickers.  (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MAY 13: Officers from the CORE police special forces patrol during an operation to search for fugitives in the Complexo do Alemao pacified community, or 'favela' on May 13, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Ahead of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, Rio has seen an uptick in violence in its pacified slums. A total of around 1.6 million Rio residents live in shantytowns, many of which are controlled by drug traffickers. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)  (2014 Getty Images)

Police in Brazil are looking for at least 10 men in connection with the gang rape of a woman on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro.

A police statement said the 34-year-old victim was assaulted by several men in a bar and on a street of the city of São Gonçalo, in Rio's metropolitan area.

Investigator Debora Rodrigues said the alleged crime took place a week ago and asked that the victim be put into a protection program.

Investigators are now analyzing footage taken by security cameras. The police statement was released Sunday.

In June, seven men in Rio were charged in the gang rape of a 16-year-old in a case that shocked Brazil and became a symbol of that nation's problem of violence against women. That case made international headlines because videos showing men posing with the unconscious victim were shared on social media.

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The attacks are part of a series of brutal sexual assaults that have sparked marches against gender violence across Latin America. Last week, tens of thousands marched in Argentina, Mexico, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay to protest violence against women, often under the slogan the NiUnaMenos, meaning "Not one less."

The march in Argentina followed the brutal killing of a 16-year-old girl who was drugged, raped and tortured.

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