Death on eve of Brazil's Black Consciousness Day sparks fury

Demonstrators use a crowd control barrier to smash into the entrance of a Carrefour supermarket during a protest against the murder of Black man Joao Alberto Silveira Freitas at a different Carrefour supermarket the night before, on Brazil's National Black Consciousness Day in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. Freitas died after being beaten by supermarket security guards in the southern Brazilian city of Porto Alegre, sparking outrage as videos of the incident circulated on social media.  (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
Demonstrators use a crowd control barrier to smash into the entrance of a Carrefour supermarket during a protest against the murder of Black man Joao Alberto Silveira Freitas at a different Carrefour supermarket the night before, on Brazil's National Black Consciousness Day in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. Freitas died after being beaten by supermarket security guards in the southern Brazilian city of Porto Alegre, sparking outrage as videos of the incident circulated on social media. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

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A Black man died after being beaten by supermarket security guards in the southern Brazilian city of Porto Alegre on the eve of Friday’s Black Consciousness Day observations

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A Black man died after being beaten by supermarket security guards in the Brazilian city of Porto Alegre on the eve of Friday's Black Consciousness Day observations, sparking outrage after videos of the incident circulated on social media.

A short clip showed one guard restraining João Alberto Silveira Freitas just outside the doors of a Carrefour supermarket while the other pummeled him with repeated blows to the face. A store employee stood to the side filming. Other clips, shot afterward, showed a guard kneeling atop Freitas' back.

Dozens of protesters entered a Carrefour in Brazil’s capital, Brasilia, on Friday morning, chanting “Black lives matter!” One held a sign reading: “Don't shop at Carrefour. You could die.” Inside another Carrefour in Rio de Janeiro, protesters shouted "Carrefour Killer!” as a black man lay still atop the conveyor belt of a checkout. They forced the store's closure.

In Sao Paulo, protesters smashed the front window of a Carrefour, scattered goods from shelves all over the store’s floor and set a fire that employees hurried to extinguish.

Carrefour released a statement lamenting Freitas' “brutal death,” and said it will end its contract with the security company, fire the store manager who was on duty and close the Porto Alegre store out of respect for the victim.

The men who beat Freitas have been detained and are being investigated for homicide due to the victim’s asphyxiation and his inability to defend himself, said Nadine Anflor, the civil police chief for the southern state of Rio Grande do Sul, where Porto Alegre is capital. One of the men was a temporary military police officer who was off-duty, said Rodrigo Mohr, head of the state’s military police.

The two spoke on a Twitter video posted by Gov. Eduardo Leite, who highlighted recent state policies enacted to combat racial intolerance.

“Unfortunately, on this day in which we should be celebrating those public policies, we come across scenes that leaves us all indignant due to the excessive violence that caused the death of a Black citizen at the supermarket,” he said.

Black Consciousness Day is observed as a holiday in many parts of Brazil. In Rio on Friday, a group of people participated in a celebration with Afro-Brazilian dance and music in the working-class Santa Marta favela. Members of a samba school performed a ritualistic “washing” of the steps leading up into the hillside neighborhood.

Black and mixed-race people account for about 57% of Brazil's population but constitute 74% of victims of lethal violence, according to the Brazilian Forum on Public Safety, a nongovernmental organization. The percentage is even higher, 79%, for those killed by police.

Local online news site G1 reported that last night’s incident at the Carrefour in Porto Alegre followed a confrontation between Freitas and a supermarket employee, who then called security. Both guards were white, G1 reported.

After the death of George Floyd earlier this year in the U.S., Black Lives Matter protests drew hundreds of thousands to the streets around the world. They resonated in Brazil, too, where demonstrators turned out to demand justice for a 14-year-old boy killed by police in Rio de Janeiro.

Protesters in Brasilia also gathered Friday outside a governmental institution that promotes Black culture to denounce its chief, Sergio Camargo. Camargo, who is Black, has denied the existence of structural racism in Brazilian society and called the Black Lives Matter movement “lefty garbage.”

Speaking to reporters, Vice President Hamilton Mourão lamented the incident at Carrefour, but denied it reflected racism.

“Racism doesn’t exist in Brazil. That is something they want to import here,” Mourão said. ″I lived in the United States. There is racism there.”

The French supermarket chain has found itself in controversy before in Brazil.

In August, a man died within a Carrefour in northeastern city Recife; his body was covered by umbrellas and the supermarket continued operating for several hours. Carrefour apologized in a statement and said it was changing its protocols to close locations when deaths occur.

In 2018, a security guard at a Carrefour in Sao Paulo state beat a stray dog to death with a metal bar. The dog had been well known in the area, and Carrefour agreed to pay 1 million reais ($188,000) to a fund for the protection of animals.

A demonstrator knocks products off shelves at a Carrefour supermarket during a protest against the murder of Black man Joao Alberto Silveira Freitas at a different Carrefour supermarket the night before, on Brazil's National Black Consciousness Day in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. Freitas died after being beaten by supermarket security guards in the southern Brazilian city of Porto Alegre, sparking outrage as videos of the incident circulated on social media.  (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
A demonstrator knocks products off shelves at a Carrefour supermarket during a protest against the murder of Black man Joao Alberto Silveira Freitas at a different Carrefour supermarket the night before, on Brazil's National Black Consciousness Day in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. Freitas died after being beaten by supermarket security guards in the southern Brazilian city of Porto Alegre, sparking outrage as videos of the incident circulated on social media. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

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A fire set by protesters burns inside a Carrefour supermarket during a protest against the murder of Black man Joao Alberto Silveira Freitas at a different Carrefour supermarket the night before, on Brazil's National Black Consciousness Day in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. Freitas died after being beaten by supermarket security guards in the southern Brazilian city of Porto Alegre, sparking outrage as videos of the incident circulated on social media.  (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
A fire set by protesters burns inside a Carrefour supermarket during a protest against the murder of Black man Joao Alberto Silveira Freitas at a different Carrefour supermarket the night before, on Brazil's National Black Consciousness Day in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. Freitas died after being beaten by supermarket security guards in the southern Brazilian city of Porto Alegre, sparking outrage as videos of the incident circulated on social media. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

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Carts overturned by protesters block an aisle inside a Carrefour supermarket during a protest against the murder of Black man Joao Alberto Silveira Freitas at a different Carrefour supermarket the night before, on Brazil's National Black Consciousness Day in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. Freitas died after being beaten by supermarket security guards in the southern Brazilian city of Porto Alegre, sparking outrage as videos of the incident circulated on social media. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
Carts overturned by protesters block an aisle inside a Carrefour supermarket during a protest against the murder of Black man Joao Alberto Silveira Freitas at a different Carrefour supermarket the night before, on Brazil's National Black Consciousness Day in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. Freitas died after being beaten by supermarket security guards in the southern Brazilian city of Porto Alegre, sparking outrage as videos of the incident circulated on social media. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

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Employees douse a fire set by protesters inside a Carrefour supermarket during a protest against the murder of Black man Joao Alberto Silveira Freitas at a different Carrefour supermarket the night before, on Brazil's National Black Consciousness Day in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. Freitas died after being beaten by supermarket security guards in the southern Brazilian city of Porto Alegre, sparking outrage as videos of the incident circulated on social media.  (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
Employees douse a fire set by protesters inside a Carrefour supermarket during a protest against the murder of Black man Joao Alberto Silveira Freitas at a different Carrefour supermarket the night before, on Brazil's National Black Consciousness Day in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. Freitas died after being beaten by supermarket security guards in the southern Brazilian city of Porto Alegre, sparking outrage as videos of the incident circulated on social media. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

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An employee douses a fire set by protesters inside a Carrefour supermarket during a protest against the murder of Black man Joao Alberto Silveira Freitas at a different Carrefour supermarket the night before, on Brazil's National Black Consciousness Day in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. Freitas died after being beaten by supermarket security guards in the southern Brazilian city of Porto Alegre, sparking outrage as videos of the incident circulated on social media.  (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
An employee douses a fire set by protesters inside a Carrefour supermarket during a protest against the murder of Black man Joao Alberto Silveira Freitas at a different Carrefour supermarket the night before, on Brazil's National Black Consciousness Day in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. Freitas died after being beaten by supermarket security guards in the southern Brazilian city of Porto Alegre, sparking outrage as videos of the incident circulated on social media. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

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An employee douses a fire set by protesters inside a Carrefour supermarket during a protest against the murder of Black man Joao Alberto Silveira Freitas at a different Carrefour supermarket the night before, on Brazil's National Black Consciousness Day in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. Freitas died after being beaten by supermarket security guards in the southern Brazilian city of Porto Alegre, sparking outrage as videos of the incident circulated on social media.  (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
An employee douses a fire set by protesters inside a Carrefour supermarket during a protest against the murder of Black man Joao Alberto Silveira Freitas at a different Carrefour supermarket the night before, on Brazil's National Black Consciousness Day in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. Freitas died after being beaten by supermarket security guards in the southern Brazilian city of Porto Alegre, sparking outrage as videos of the incident circulated on social media. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

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Employees stand inside a Carrefour supermarket after protesters entered knocking products off shelves and overturning carts in protest against the murder of Black man Joao Alberto Silveira Freitas at a different Carrefour supermarket the night before, on Brazil's National Black Consciousness Day in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. Freitas died after being beaten by supermarket security guards in the southern Brazilian city of Porto Alegre, sparking outrage as videos of the incident circulated on social media. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
Employees stand inside a Carrefour supermarket after protesters entered knocking products off shelves and overturning carts in protest against the murder of Black man Joao Alberto Silveira Freitas at a different Carrefour supermarket the night before, on Brazil's National Black Consciousness Day in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. Freitas died after being beaten by supermarket security guards in the southern Brazilian city of Porto Alegre, sparking outrage as videos of the incident circulated on social media. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

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Products knocked off shelves by protesters litter an aisle at a Carrefour supermarket during a protest against the murder of Black man Joao Alberto Silveira Freitas at a different Carrefour supermarket the night before, on Brazil's National Black Consciousness Day in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. Freitas died after being beaten by supermarket security guards in the southern Brazilian city of Porto Alegre, sparking outrage as videos of the incident circulated on social media.  (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
Products knocked off shelves by protesters litter an aisle at a Carrefour supermarket during a protest against the murder of Black man Joao Alberto Silveira Freitas at a different Carrefour supermarket the night before, on Brazil's National Black Consciousness Day in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. Freitas died after being beaten by supermarket security guards in the southern Brazilian city of Porto Alegre, sparking outrage as videos of the incident circulated on social media. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

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Protesters knock products off the shelf inside a Carrefour supermarket during a protest against the murder of Black man Joao Alberto Silveira Freitas at a different Carrefour supermarket the night before, on Brazil's National Black Consciousness Day in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. Freitas died after being beaten by supermarket security guards in the southern Brazilian city of Porto Alegre, sparking outrage as videos of the incident circulated on social media. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
Protesters knock products off the shelf inside a Carrefour supermarket during a protest against the murder of Black man Joao Alberto Silveira Freitas at a different Carrefour supermarket the night before, on Brazil's National Black Consciousness Day in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. Freitas died after being beaten by supermarket security guards in the southern Brazilian city of Porto Alegre, sparking outrage as videos of the incident circulated on social media. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

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Products knocked off shelves by protesters litter an aisle at a Carrefour supermarket during a protest against the murder of Black man Joao Alberto Silveira Freitas at a different Carrefour supermarket the night before, on Brazil's National Black Consciousness Day in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. Freitas died after being beaten by supermarket security guards in the southern Brazilian city of Porto Alegre, sparking outrage as videos of the incident circulated on social media.  (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
Products knocked off shelves by protesters litter an aisle at a Carrefour supermarket during a protest against the murder of Black man Joao Alberto Silveira Freitas at a different Carrefour supermarket the night before, on Brazil's National Black Consciousness Day in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. Freitas died after being beaten by supermarket security guards in the southern Brazilian city of Porto Alegre, sparking outrage as videos of the incident circulated on social media. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

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Products knocked off shelves by protesters litter an aisle at a Carrefour supermarket during a protest against the murder of Black man Joao Alberto Silveira Freitas at a different Carrefour supermarket the night before, on Brazil's National Black Consciousness Day in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. Freitas died after being beaten by supermarket security guards in the southern Brazilian city of Porto Alegre, sparking outrage as videos of the incident circulated on social media.  (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
Products knocked off shelves by protesters litter an aisle at a Carrefour supermarket during a protest against the murder of Black man Joao Alberto Silveira Freitas at a different Carrefour supermarket the night before, on Brazil's National Black Consciousness Day in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. Freitas died after being beaten by supermarket security guards in the southern Brazilian city of Porto Alegre, sparking outrage as videos of the incident circulated on social media. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

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Employees walk past windows damaged by protesters at a Carrefour supermarket during a protest against the murder of Black man Joao Alberto Silveira Freitas at a different Carrefour supermarket the night before, on Brazil's National Black Consciousness Day in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. Freitas died after being beaten by supermarket security guards in the southern Brazilian city of Porto Alegre, sparking outrage as videos of the incident circulated on social media.  (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
Employees walk past windows damaged by protesters at a Carrefour supermarket during a protest against the murder of Black man Joao Alberto Silveira Freitas at a different Carrefour supermarket the night before, on Brazil's National Black Consciousness Day in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. Freitas died after being beaten by supermarket security guards in the southern Brazilian city of Porto Alegre, sparking outrage as videos of the incident circulated on social media. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

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Shattered windows are seen at a Carrefour supermarket damaged in protest against the murder of Black man Joao Alberto Silveira Freitas at a different Carrefour supermarket the night before, on Brazil's National Black Consciousness Day in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. Freitas died after being beaten by supermarket security guards in the southern Brazilian city of Porto Alegre, sparking outrage as videos of the incident circulated on social media.  (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
Shattered windows are seen at a Carrefour supermarket damaged in protest against the murder of Black man Joao Alberto Silveira Freitas at a different Carrefour supermarket the night before, on Brazil's National Black Consciousness Day in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. Freitas died after being beaten by supermarket security guards in the southern Brazilian city of Porto Alegre, sparking outrage as videos of the incident circulated on social media. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

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Protesters break a door to enter a Carrefour supermarket during a protest against the murder of Black man Joao Alberto Silveira Freitas at a different Carrefour supermarket the night before, on Brazil's National Black Consciousness Day in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. Freitas died after being beaten by supermarket security guards in the southern Brazilian city of Porto Alegre, sparking outrage as videos of the incident circulated on social media.  (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
Protesters break a door to enter a Carrefour supermarket during a protest against the murder of Black man Joao Alberto Silveira Freitas at a different Carrefour supermarket the night before, on Brazil's National Black Consciousness Day in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. Freitas died after being beaten by supermarket security guards in the southern Brazilian city of Porto Alegre, sparking outrage as videos of the incident circulated on social media. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

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Activists including members of Black Lives Matter protest 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, Brazil, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. Freitas died after being beaten by supermarket security guards in the southern Brazilian city of Porto Alegre, sparking outrage as videos of the incident circulated on social media. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
Activists including members of Black Lives Matter protest 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, Brazil, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. Freitas died after being beaten by supermarket security guards in the southern Brazilian city of Porto Alegre, sparking outrage as videos of the incident circulated on social media. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

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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, Brazil, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. Freitas died after being beaten by supermarket security guards in the southern Brazilian city of Porto Alegre, sparking outrage as videos of the incident circulated on social media. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
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, Brazil, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. Freitas died after being beaten by supermarket security guards in the southern Brazilian city of Porto Alegre, sparking outrage as videos of the incident circulated on social media. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

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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, Brazil, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. Freitas died after being beaten by supermarket security guards in the southern Brazilian city of Porto Alegre, sparking outrage as videos of the incident circulated on social media. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
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, Brazil, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. Freitas died after being beaten by supermarket security guards in the southern Brazilian city of Porto Alegre, sparking outrage as videos of the incident circulated on social media. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

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Activists including members of Black Lives Matter protest 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, Brazil, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. Freitas died after being beaten by supermarket security guards in the southern Brazilian city of Porto Alegre, sparking outrage as videos of the incident circulated on social media. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
Activists including members of Black Lives Matter protest 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, Brazil, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. Freitas died after being beaten by supermarket security guards in the southern Brazilian city of Porto Alegre, sparking outrage as videos of the incident circulated on social media. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

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Activists including members of Black Lives Matter demonstrate inside a Carrefour supermarket against the murder of Black man Joao Alberto Silveira Freitas at a different Carrefour the night before, on Brazil's National Black Consciousness Day in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. Freitas died after being beaten by supermarket security guards in the southern Brazilian city of Porto Alegre, sparking outrage as videos of the incident circulated on social media. (AP Photo/Bruna Prado)
Activists including members of Black Lives Matter demonstrate inside a Carrefour supermarket against the murder of Black man Joao Alberto Silveira Freitas at a different Carrefour the night before, on Brazil's National Black Consciousness Day in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. Freitas died after being beaten by supermarket security guards in the southern Brazilian city of Porto Alegre, sparking outrage as videos of the incident circulated on social media. (AP Photo/Bruna Prado)

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A man shouts "Black lives matter" during a protest against the murder of Black man João Alberto Silveira Freitas, which occurred at a different Carrefour supermarket the night before, on Brazil's National Black Consciousness Day in Brasilia, Brazil, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. Freitas died after being beaten by supermarket security guards in the southern Brazilian city of Porto Alegre, sparking outrage as videos of the incident circulated on social media. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
A man shouts "Black lives matter" during a protest against the murder of Black man João Alberto Silveira Freitas, which occurred at a different Carrefour supermarket the night before, on Brazil's National Black Consciousness Day in Brasilia, Brazil, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. Freitas died after being beaten by supermarket security guards in the southern Brazilian city of Porto Alegre, sparking outrage as videos of the incident circulated on social media. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

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Jonata Anjo, his face partially wrapped with a red ribbon, protests outside a Carrefour supermarket against the murder of Black man Joao Alberto Silveira Freitas at a different Carrefour supermarket the night before, on Brazil's National Black Consciousness Day in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. Freitas died after being beaten by supermarket security guards in the southern Brazilian city of Porto Alegre, sparking outrage as videos of the incident circulated on social media. (AP Photo/Bruna Prado)
Jonata Anjo, his face partially wrapped with a red ribbon, protests outside a Carrefour supermarket against the murder of Black man Joao Alberto Silveira Freitas at a different Carrefour supermarket the night before, on Brazil's National Black Consciousness Day in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. Freitas died after being beaten by supermarket security guards in the southern Brazilian city of Porto Alegre, sparking outrage as videos of the incident circulated on social media. (AP Photo/Bruna Prado)

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Activists including members of Black Lives Matter demonstrate inside a Carrefour supermarket against the murder of Black man Joao Alberto Silveira Freitas at a different Carrefour the night before, on Brazil's National Black Consciousness Day in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. Freitas died after being beaten by supermarket security guards in the southern Brazilian city of Porto Alegre, sparking outrage as videos of the incident circulated on social media. (AP Photo/Bruna Prado)
Activists including members of Black Lives Matter demonstrate inside a Carrefour supermarket against the murder of Black man Joao Alberto Silveira Freitas at a different Carrefour the night before, on Brazil's National Black Consciousness Day in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. Freitas died after being beaten by supermarket security guards in the southern Brazilian city of Porto Alegre, sparking outrage as videos of the incident circulated on social media. (AP Photo/Bruna Prado)

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Jonata Anjo lies on a checkout counter at a Carrefour supermarket during a protest against the murder of Black man Joao Alberto Silveira Freitas at a different Carrefour supermarket the night before, on Brazil's National Black Consciousness Day in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. Freitas died after being beaten by supermarket security guards in the southern Brazilian city of Porto Alegre, sparking outrage as videos of the incident circulated on social media. (AP Photo/Bruna Prado)
Jonata Anjo lies on a checkout counter at a Carrefour supermarket during a protest against the murder of Black man Joao Alberto Silveira Freitas at a different Carrefour supermarket the night before, on Brazil's National Black Consciousness Day in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. Freitas died after being beaten by supermarket security guards in the southern Brazilian city of Porto Alegre, sparking outrage as videos of the incident circulated on social media. (AP Photo/Bruna Prado)

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Jonata Anjo lies on a checkout counter at a Carrefour supermarket during a protest against the murder of Black man Joao Alberto Silveira Freitas at a different Carrefour supermarket the night before, on Brazil's National Black Consciousness Day in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. Freitas died after being beaten by supermarket security guards in the southern Brazilian city of Porto Alegre, sparking outrage as videos of the incident circulated on social media. (AP Photo/Bruna Prado)
Jonata Anjo lies on a checkout counter at a Carrefour supermarket during a protest against the murder of Black man Joao Alberto Silveira Freitas at a different Carrefour supermarket the night before, on Brazil's National Black Consciousness Day in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. Freitas died after being beaten by supermarket security guards in the southern Brazilian city of Porto Alegre, sparking outrage as videos of the incident circulated on social media. (AP Photo/Bruna Prado)

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Activists lay on the ground with the Portuguese messages "Black Lives Matter" and "Don't buy from Carrefour, you could die," during a protest against the murder of Black man João Alberto Silveira Freitas, at a Carrefour supermarket on Brazil's National Black Consciousness Day in Brasilia, Brazil, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. Freitas died after being beaten by security guards at a different Carrefour supermarket the night before, in the southern Brazilian city of Porto Alegre, sparking outrage as videos of the incident circulated on social media. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
Activists lay on the ground with the Portuguese messages "Black Lives Matter" and "Don't buy from Carrefour, you could die," during a protest against the murder of Black man João Alberto Silveira Freitas, at a Carrefour supermarket on Brazil's National Black Consciousness Day in Brasilia, Brazil, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. Freitas died after being beaten by security guards at a different Carrefour supermarket the night before, in the southern Brazilian city of Porto Alegre, sparking outrage as videos of the incident circulated on social media. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

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Faithful from the Afro-Candomble religion carry a photo of Nelson Mandela during a protest against the murder of Black man João Alberto Silveira Freitas at a Carrefour supermarket, on Brazil's National Black Consciousness Day in Brasilia, Brazil, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. Freitas died after being beaten by security guards at a different Carrefour supermarket the night before, in the southern Brazilian city of Porto Alegre, sparking outrage as videos of the incident circulated on social media. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
Faithful from the Afro-Candomble religion carry a photo of Nelson Mandela during a protest against the murder of Black man João Alberto Silveira Freitas at a Carrefour supermarket, on Brazil's National Black Consciousness Day in Brasilia, Brazil, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. Freitas died after being beaten by security guards at a different Carrefour supermarket the night before, in the southern Brazilian city of Porto Alegre, sparking outrage as videos of the incident circulated on social media. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

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A man with a mask that reads in Portuguese "Get out Bolsonaro," referring to Brazil's president, holds the word "Racism" during a protest against the murder of Black man João Alberto Silveira Freitas, at a Carrefour supermarket on Brazil's National Black Consciousness Day in Brasilia, Brazil, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. Freitas died after being beaten by security guards at a different Carrefour supermarket the night before, in the southern Brazilian city of Porto Alegre, sparking outrage as videos of the incident circulated on social media. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
A man with a mask that reads in Portuguese "Get out Bolsonaro," referring to Brazil's president, holds the word "Racism" during a protest against the murder of Black man João Alberto Silveira Freitas, at a Carrefour supermarket on Brazil's National Black Consciousness Day in Brasilia, Brazil, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. Freitas died after being beaten by security guards at a different Carrefour supermarket the night before, in the southern Brazilian city of Porto Alegre, sparking outrage as videos of the incident circulated on social media. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

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Holding the Portuguese message "Black Lives Matter," activists demonstrate against the murder of Black man João Alberto Silveira Freitas, which occurred the night before at a different Carrefour supermarket, on Brazil's National Black Consciousness Day in Brasilia, Brazil, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. Freitas died after being beaten by supermarket security guards in the southern Brazilian city of Porto Alegre, sparking outrage as videos of the incident circulated on social media. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
Holding the Portuguese message "Black Lives Matter," activists demonstrate against the murder of Black man João Alberto Silveira Freitas, which occurred the night before at a different Carrefour supermarket, on Brazil's National Black Consciousness Day in Brasilia, Brazil, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. Freitas died after being beaten by supermarket security guards in the southern Brazilian city of Porto Alegre, sparking outrage as videos of the incident circulated on social media. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

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Holding a cross covered with the Portuguese message "Black Lives Matter," a person demonstrates against the murder of Black man João Alberto Silveira Freitas, which occurred the night before at a different Carrefour supermarket, on Brazil's National Black Consciousness Day in Brasilia, Brazil, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. Freitas died after being beaten by supermarket security guards in the southern Brazilian city of Porto Alegre, sparking outrage as videos of the incident circulated on social media. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
Holding a cross covered with the Portuguese message "Black Lives Matter," a person demonstrates against the murder of Black man João Alberto Silveira Freitas, which occurred the night before at a different Carrefour supermarket, on Brazil's National Black Consciousness Day in Brasilia, Brazil, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. Freitas died after being beaten by supermarket security guards in the southern Brazilian city of Porto Alegre, sparking outrage as videos of the incident circulated on social media. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

Credit: Eraldo Peres

Credit: Eraldo Peres

People shout "Black lives matter" to protest the murder of Black man João Alberto Silveira Freitas, which occurred at a different Carrefour supermarket the night before, on Brazil's National Black Consciousness Day in Brasilia, Brazil, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. Freitas died after being beaten by supermarket security guards in the southern Brazilian city of Porto Alegre, sparking outrage as videos of the incident circulated on social media. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
People shout "Black lives matter" to protest the murder of Black man João Alberto Silveira Freitas, which occurred at a different Carrefour supermarket the night before, on Brazil's National Black Consciousness Day in Brasilia, Brazil, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. Freitas died after being beaten by supermarket security guards in the southern Brazilian city of Porto Alegre, sparking outrage as videos of the incident circulated on social media. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

Credit: Eraldo Peres

Credit: Eraldo Peres

People shout "Black lives matter" as they protest the murder of Black man João Alberto Silveira Freitas, which occurred at a different Carrefour supermarket the night before, on Brazil's National Black Consciousness Day in Brasilia, Brazil, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. Freitas died after being beaten by supermarket security guards in the southern Brazilian city of Porto Alegre, sparking outrage as videos of the incident circulated on social media. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
People shout "Black lives matter" as they protest the murder of Black man João Alberto Silveira Freitas, which occurred at a different Carrefour supermarket the night before, on Brazil's National Black Consciousness Day in Brasilia, Brazil, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. Freitas died after being beaten by supermarket security guards in the southern Brazilian city of Porto Alegre, sparking outrage as videos of the incident circulated on social media. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

Credit: Eraldo Peres

Credit: Eraldo Peres

Carrefour supermarket security guards ask a demonstrator against the murder of Black man João Alberto Silveira Freitas, on Brazil's National Black Consciousness Day in Brasilia, Brazil, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. Freitas died the previous night after being beaten by Carrefour supermarket security guards in the southern Brazilian city of Porto Alegre, sparking outrage as videos of the incident circulated on social media. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
Carrefour supermarket security guards ask a demonstrator against the murder of Black man João Alberto Silveira Freitas, on Brazil's National Black Consciousness Day in Brasilia, Brazil, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. Freitas died the previous night after being beaten by Carrefour supermarket security guards in the southern Brazilian city of Porto Alegre, sparking outrage as videos of the incident circulated on social media. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

Credit: Eraldo Peres

Credit: Eraldo Peres

Activists including members of Black Lives Matter demonstrate against the murder of Black man João Alberto Silveira Freitas at the Carrefour supermarket the night before, on Brazil's National Black Consciousness Day in Brasilia, Brazil, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. Freitas died after being beaten by supermarket security guards, sparking outrage as videos of the incident circulated on social media. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
Activists including members of Black Lives Matter demonstrate against the murder of Black man João Alberto Silveira Freitas at the Carrefour supermarket the night before, on Brazil's National Black Consciousness Day in Brasilia, Brazil, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. Freitas died after being beaten by supermarket security guards, sparking outrage as videos of the incident circulated on social media. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

Credit: Eraldo Peres

Credit: Eraldo Peres

A girl carries an image of the late Brazilian Black writer Carolina Maria de Jesus during a protest against the murder of Black man João Alberto Silveira Freitas, at a Carrefour supermarket on Brazil's National Black Consciousness Day in Brasilia, Brazil, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. Freitas died after being beaten by security guards at a different Carrefour supermarket the night before, in the southern Brazilian city of Porto Alegre, sparking outrage as videos of the incident circulated on social media. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
A girl carries an image of the late Brazilian Black writer Carolina Maria de Jesus during a protest against the murder of Black man João Alberto Silveira Freitas, at a Carrefour supermarket on Brazil's National Black Consciousness Day in Brasilia, Brazil, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. Freitas died after being beaten by security guards at a different Carrefour supermarket the night before, in the southern Brazilian city of Porto Alegre, sparking outrage as videos of the incident circulated on social media. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

Credit: Eraldo Peres

Credit: Eraldo Peres

A members= of the Mocidade Unida do Santa Marta samba school performs a washing ritual for good luck called "Lavagem" at a ceremony marking Black Consciousness Day in the Santa Marta favela of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. Brazilians celebrate the holiday with Afro-Brazilian dance, music and religious ceremonies, reflecting the deep cultural and social ties of the Black community to the country’s history and honor legendary anti-slave leader Zumbi dos Palmares on the day of his death. (AP Photo/Bruna Prado)
A members= of the Mocidade Unida do Santa Marta samba school performs a washing ritual for good luck called "Lavagem" at a ceremony marking Black Consciousness Day in the Santa Marta favela of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. Brazilians celebrate the holiday with Afro-Brazilian dance, music and religious ceremonies, reflecting the deep cultural and social ties of the Black community to the country’s history and honor legendary anti-slave leader Zumbi dos Palmares on the day of his death. (AP Photo/Bruna Prado)

Credit: Bruna Prado

Credit: Bruna Prado

Members of the Mocidade Unida do Santa Marta samba school perform a washing ritual for good luck called "Lavagem" as they attend a ceremony marking Black Consciousness Day in the Santa Marta favela of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. Brazilians celebrate the holiday with Afro-Brazilian dance, music and religious ceremonies, reflecting the deep cultural and social ties of the Black community to the country’s history and honor legendary anti-slave leader Zumbi dos Palmares on the day of his death. (AP Photo/Bruna Prado)
Members of the Mocidade Unida do Santa Marta samba school perform a washing ritual for good luck called "Lavagem" as they attend a ceremony marking Black Consciousness Day in the Santa Marta favela of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. Brazilians celebrate the holiday with Afro-Brazilian dance, music and religious ceremonies, reflecting the deep cultural and social ties of the Black community to the country’s history and honor legendary anti-slave leader Zumbi dos Palmares on the day of his death. (AP Photo/Bruna Prado)

Credit: Bruna Prado

Credit: Bruna Prado

A member of the Mocidade Unida do Santa Marta samba school smiles for a portrait as she attends a ceremony marking Black Consciousness Day in the Santa Marta favela of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. Brazilians celebrate the holiday with Afro-Brazilian dance, music and religious ceremonies, reflecting the deep cultural and social ties of the Black community to the country's history and honor legendary anti-slave leader Zumbi dos Palmares on the day of his death. (AP Photo/Bruna Prado)
A member of the Mocidade Unida do Santa Marta samba school smiles for a portrait as she attends a ceremony marking Black Consciousness Day in the Santa Marta favela of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. Brazilians celebrate the holiday with Afro-Brazilian dance, music and religious ceremonies, reflecting the deep cultural and social ties of the Black community to the country's history and honor legendary anti-slave leader Zumbi dos Palmares on the day of his death. (AP Photo/Bruna Prado)

Credit: Bruna Prado

Credit: Bruna Prado

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