A large-scale national protest broke out on the 20th, Brazilian local time, after a black man died after being beaten by Carrefour security guards. According to several foreign media sources, demonstrators attacked and destroyed Carrefour supermarkets in many Brazilian cities.
On the same day, a Carrefour in Porto Alegre, Brazil, was looted and smashed by thousands of demonstrators, and some demonstrators carried the slogan “The hands of Carrefour are stained with black blood”.
According to the New York Post on the 20th, thousands of demonstrators “attacked” a Carrefour supermarket in the southern Brazilian city of Porto Alegre. They held the slogan “Black lives are also life” and called for “justice” for the black man who died on the evening of the 19th.
According to the report, demonstrators smashed the window in the parking lot of the supermarket and smashed the delivery truck. According to the Latvian Daily, some demonstrators protested in supermarkets with slogans saying ” Carrefour’s hands are stained with black blood”. Subsequently, the police in Porto Alegre used tear gas and stun bombs to disperse the demonstrators.
According to Russia Today (RT), a Carrefour in São Paulo, Brazil, was also attacked by hundreds of demonstrators. According to the live video, the supermarket was in chaos at that time. The goods were scattered in the aisle and the alarm kept ringing. Demonstrators broke windows, threw stones at shelves, and even set fire to the store.
RT also said that the large-scale nationwide riots broke out in Brazil on the 20th after a black man died after being beaten by Carrefour security guards on the evening of the 19th.
According to Reuters, the black man victim is João Alberto Silveira Freitas. On the evening of the 19th, a female employee of Carrefour supermarket accused Freitas of attacking herself. Freitas died after being beaten by security guards.
RT said that it is not clear that the specific cause of Freitas’ death is currently known, but preliminary medical analysis shows that the cause of his death may be asphyxia.
Reuters said that both suspects involved had been arrested and the police were continuing to investigate the case. Carrefour Brazil said on the 20th that it deeply regretted Freitas’ death, terminated its contract with the security company where the suspect was located, and would take immediate measures to ensure that the perpetrators were brought to justice.