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Brasil: Supermarket securities guards beat a Black man to death

Protests erupt in Bresil after the deat of the black man by Supermarket securities guards

The death of a black man beaten by white security guards at a supermarket sparked protests across Brazil Friday as the country celebrated Black Consciousness Day.

A video of Thursday night’s incident in the southern city of Porto Alegre captured on a witness’s mobile phone was broadcast on social networks and Brazilian media.

As the clip went viral, around 1,000 protesters in Sao Paulo marched to a branch of the French-owned Carrefour supermarket chain and stoned the glass storefront before storming the premises, trashing and burning goods, according to an AFP photographer on the scene.

“Carrefour’s hands are dirty with black blood,” read one banner held up by demonstrators.

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