2020-11-22

Black man died after being beaten by Carrefour security, a large-scale demonstration broke out in Brazil

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Source:World Wide Web

[Global Web Report Reporter Cui Yan] A large-scale national protest broke out on the 20th local time in Brazil after a black man was beaten to death by Carrefour security. According to many foreign media reports, demonstrators attacked and damaged Carrefour supermarkets in several cities in Brazil. On the same day, a Carrefour in Porto Alegre in Brazil was looted and smashed by thousands of demonstrators, and some demonstrators fought back Give the slogan”Carrefour’s hands are stained with black blood”.

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“New York Post”:A black man died after being beaten in a supermarket. Violent demonstrations broke out in Brazil

According to a report by the”New York Post” on the 20th, thousands of people demonstrated that day The attackers”attacked” a Carrefour supermarket in Porto Alegre, southern Brazil. They held up the slogan”The life of a black man is also life”, calling for”justice” for the black man who died on the evening of the 19th.

It is reported that the protesters smashed the windows of the supermarket’s parking lot and damaged the delivery truck. According to the Latvian Daily News, some demonstrators held slogans that read”Carrefour’s hands are covered with black blood” in protest at the supermarket. Subsequently, the Porto Alegre police used tear gas and stun grenades to disperse the demonstrators.

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Picture source of Porto Alegre police at the demonstration site:Foreign media

According to”Russia Today ” (RT) reported that a Carrefour in Sao Paulo, Brazil was also attacked by hundreds of demonstrators. According to the live video, the supermarket was in chaos at that time, goods were scattered on the aisle, and the alarm kept ringing. The demonstrators smashed windows, threw stones at shelves, and even set fire in the store.

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Sao Paulo supermarket was ransacked by hundreds of demonstrators. Source:Foreign media

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Brazilian Carrefour supermarket was set on fire. Source:Foreign media

RT also It is said that the large-scale national riots that broke out in Brazil on the 20th were caused by a black man who died after being beaten by Carrefour security on the evening of the 19th.

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Brazilian demonstrators smashed in front of Carrefour. Source:Foreign media

According to Reuters, the black man was named Joao Alberto Silvera. Freitas (Joao Alberto Silveira Freitas). On the evening of the 19th, a female Carrefour supermarket employee accused Freitas of attacking herself. Freitas died after being beaten by security. RT said that the specific cause of Freitas’ death is currently unknown, but preliminary medical analysis shows that the cause of death may be asphyxiation.

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The picture on the left shows the black man Freitas, and the picture on the right shows the scene where Freitas was assaulted. Source:Brazilian media

Reuters said that two involved All suspects have been arrested and the police are continuing to investigate the case. Carrefour Brazil said on the 20th that the company deeply regrets the death of Freitas, has terminated its contract with the security company where the suspect is located, and will take immediate measures to ensure that the perpetrators are subject to legal sanctions.