Thugs shoot woman, 30, in face after she confronted them when they branded her overweight in street

A WOMAN has died after being shot in the face when she confronted two people who called her overweight.

Amanda Nunes, 30, was brutally attacked by a couple who made comments about her weight as she grabbed breakfast in the city of Belford Roxo in the Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro on August 31.

Local media reports Amanda slapped a 30-year-old man during a heated argument after he made the cruel comments around 6.30 am outside the stall.

The thug then pulled a gun and shot her in the face, according to horrified witnesses.

Amanda was rushed to hospital, before being transferred to an ICU in a separate unit where she tragically passed away.

Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward, according to  O Globo.

Heartbroken friends and family are calling for justice for Amanda on social media following the "cowardly" killing.

And activists have been spotted marching through the streets of Rio de Janeiro wearing t-shirts with the 30-year-old's face on them, demanding her killer be held to account.

One friend wrote: "I'm devastated, I hope justice is done.

"How can (a) human be so cruel to another human being like that, I can't understand it, but I have to accept God's will, and I hope he will help me overcome."

And Amanda's cousin wrote: "Sad farewell my cousin Amanda Nunes gone too soon.

"(It) was a very difficult goodbye. Even though we know that one day life ends, we are never prepared to lose someone."

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