Demonstrators burn objects to block a street during a protest against racism, after Joao Alberto Silveira Freitas was beaten to death by security guards at a Carrefour supermarket in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Photo: Reuters
Demonstrators burn objects to block a street during a protest against racism, after Joao Alberto Silveira Freitas was beaten to death by security guards at a Carrefour supermarket in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Photo: Reuters

Protests in Brazil after man beaten to death by white guards ahead of Black Consciousness Day

  • Video showed one guard restraining João Alberto Silveira Freitas outside a Carrefour supermarket while the other hit him repeatedly in the face
  • Thousands marched in Sao Paulo and elsewhere and the French supermarket chain said it will end its contract with the security company

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Demonstrators burn objects to block a street during a protest against racism, after Joao Alberto Silveira Freitas was beaten to death by security guards at a Carrefour supermarket in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Photo: Reuters
Demonstrators burn objects to block a street during a protest against racism, after Joao Alberto Silveira Freitas was beaten to death by security guards at a Carrefour supermarket in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Photo: Reuters
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