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Sat Nov 21, 2020, 01:00 PM

Violence erupts in Brazil after Black man beaten to death at Carrefour store

More than 1,000 demonstrators attacked a Carrefour Brasil supermarket in the southern Brazilian city of Porto Alegre on Friday after security guards beat to death a Black man at the store.

The killing, which has sparked protests across Brazil, occurred late on Thursday when a store employee called security after the man threatened to attack her, cable news channel GloboNews said, citing the Rio Grande do Sul state military police.

In a statement on Friday, the local unit of Franceís Carrefour SA said it deeply regretted what it called a brutal death and said it immediately took steps to ensure those responsible were legally punished.

It said it would terminate the contract with the security firm, fire the employee in charge of the store at the time of the incident, and close the store as a mark of respect.

At: https://www.reuters.com/article/brazil-supermarket-death-idINKBN2810BU



"Justice for Jo„o Alberto": Protesters attack a Carrefour supermarket in S„o Paulo, Brazil.

The protest was called by the city's black movement in response to the murder of Jo„o Alberto Silveira Freitas, a 40-year-old black man, in a Carrefour store in Porto Alegre.

Silveira Freitas' death comes on the eve of Black Consciousness Day in Brazil - home of the world's second-largest Black/Afro-descendant population after Nigeria.

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Response to sandensea (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 01:21 PM

1. Henry Louis Gates visited Brazil and interviewed a group of people who were of various

.......racial mixtures; white, black, asian, and indigenous. Asked who in the group was "black", they identified what seemed to Gates as a seemingly random group from their number. "He's black, and he's not and I'm black and he's not" sort of thing. The darkest skinned among them, to Gates an obvious black man, was said not to be black, while another relatively light skinned person was, by consensus, said to be black. Gates explained that race in Brazil is so convoluted that it should be meaningless, but Brazilians had their own standards. I have to wonder how this might affect "Black Consciousness Day" in Brazil.

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Response to sandensea (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 11:19 PM

2. Excellent message sent to Carrefour to reconsider its policy toward the human race.

Thanks for sharing this video. Surely hope the people expected to clean up the mess will convey the message to the parasites at the top.

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Sun Nov 22, 2020, 01:57 PM

3. Funeral of a black man beaten to death by security guards sparks anti-racism protests across Brazil



Activists including members of Black Lives Matter march against the murder of Black man Joao Alberto Silveira Freitas at a Carrefour supermarket the night before, on Brazil's National Black Consciousness Day in Sao Paulo

THE funeral of a black man beaten to death by supermarket security guards on the eve of Brazilís Black Awareness Day was accompanied by anti-racist demonstrations across the country at the weekend.

Joao Alberto Silveira Freitas, a father of four, was buried on Saturday in the southern city of Porto Alegre in a coffin draped in the blue and white chequers of the Gremio football team.

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Last Friday, Brazilís national Black Consciousness Day, citizens awoke to footage circulating on social media of two white security guards repeatedly punching Mr Freitas in the face before throwing him to the ground.

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https://morningstaronline.co.uk/article/w/funeral-black-man-beaten-death-supermarket-security-guards-sparks-anti-racism-protests

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Sun Nov 22, 2020, 02:10 PM

4. The death of a Black man beaten by security guards at a supermarket in Brazil is being compared to G

The death of a Black man beaten by security guards at a supermarket in Brazil is being compared to George Floyd's
Taylor Ardrey 15 hours ago

White security guards beat a Black man to death at a grocery store in Porto Alegre, Brazil, on Thursday, in a case highly reminiscent of George Floyd's in the United States in May, according to multiple media reports.

The beating occurred after a supermarket employee called security on Joao Alberto Silveira Freitas following a dispute. Freitas was punched and knelt on by the security guards outside the store, The Guardian reported.

The incident happened the day before Black Consciousness Day, a recognized holiday in Brazil intended to shed light on racial discrimination. Brazilian media reports said Freitas told the guards "that he could not breathe," similarly to the words Floyd cried out while pinned under the knee of a Minneapolis police officer, France24.com reported.

Brazilian activists have long sought to combat racial injustice, even gathering for demonstrations following Floyd's death earlier this year.

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The guards ó one reportedly identified as an off-duty military cop ó accused of killing Freitas' death were arrested, according to the Associated Press. A Brazilian police chief, Nadine Anflor, told the news outlet that the officers "are being investigated for homicide due to the victim's asphyxiation and his inability to defend himself.

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https://www.insider.com/protests-erupt-after-brazil-man-dies-after-security-guard-beating-2020-11

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