Photos: Protesters in Brazil rage over Black man’s death

UPDATED ON NOV 23, 2020 06:12 PM IST
Products set on fire by protesters at a supermarket Carrefour on Black Consciousness Day during a protest against racism and the death of a black man who was beaten to death by white security agents in a supermarket of the same chain, in Sao Paulo on November 20. (Nelson Almeida / AFP)
Demonstrators make a barrier out of car tyres during a protest inside the supermarket Carrefour in Rio de Janeiro on November 20. Mass protests in Brazil were triggered by a video taken on November 19 night in Porto Alegre that showed 40-year-old welder Joao Alberto Silveira Freitas repeatedly being punched in the face and head by a security guard while he was being restrained by another at a Carrefour market, AFP reported. (Carl De Souza / AFP)
A demonstrator’s face mask reads “Anti racism fascism club” during a protest march in Sao Paulo on November 20. The video clip from the supermarket quickly went viral on social media and triggered the first round of demonstrations on November 20 as the country marked Black Consciousness Day. (Amanda Perobelli / REUTERS)
Relatives and friends attend the burial of Joao Alberto Silveira Freitas, who was beaten to death by security guards at a Carrefour supermarket in Porto Alegre, on November 21. More protests were held on November 21 during Silveira Freitas burial, AFP reported. (Diego Vara / REUTERS)
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro once again downplayed structural racism in Brazil while speaking at the G20 summit via video conference from Planalto Palace in Brasilia on November 21. Bolsonaro condemned “those who want to sow conflict and discord” by trying to “import” tensions into the country “that are not part of its history,” AFP reported. (Marcos Correa / Brazilian Presidency / AFP)
Demonstrators march in Sao Paulo on November 20. 55 percent of Brazil’s population of 212 million identifies as black or mixed-race, AFP reported. (Amanda Perobelli / REUTERS)
A demonstrator throws a cone towards a Carrefour store during a protest march in Sao Paulo on November 20. In a series of tweets in Portuguese on November 19, Carrefour CEO Alexandre Bompard expressed his condolences over the horrible act and said that the images were unbearable, AFP reported. (Amanda Perobelli / REUTERS)
Demonstrators hold a banner reading “Black Lives Matter” during a protest against racism outside a Carrefour supermarket in Sao Goncalo near Rio de Janeiro on November 22. “We no longer accept those apologies. They have promised us measures, but so far we have not seen anything,” Djefferson Amadeus of the Institute for the Defense of Black People, who was protesting on November 23 in Rio, told AFP. (Ricardo Moraes / REUTERS)

Products set on fire by protesters at a supermarket Carrefour on Black Consciousness Day during a protest against racism and the death of a black man who was beaten to death by white security agents in a supermarket of the same chain, in Sao Paulo on November 20. (Nelson Almeida / AFP)

Demonstrators make a barrier out of car tyres during a protest inside the supermarket Carrefour in Rio de Janeiro on November 20. Mass protests in Brazil were triggered by a video taken on November 19 night in Porto Alegre that showed 40-year-old welder Joao Alberto Silveira Freitas repeatedly being punched in the face and head by a security guard while he was being restrained by another at a Carrefour market, AFP reported. (Carl De Souza / AFP)

A demonstrator’s face mask reads “Anti racism fascism club” during a protest march in Sao Paulo on November 20. The video clip from the supermarket quickly went viral on social media and triggered the first round of demonstrations on November 20 as the country marked Black Consciousness Day. (Amanda Perobelli / REUTERS)

Relatives and friends attend the burial of Joao Alberto Silveira Freitas, who was beaten to death by security guards at a Carrefour supermarket in Porto Alegre, on November 21. More protests were held on November 21 during Silveira Freitas burial, AFP reported. (Diego Vara / REUTERS)

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro once again downplayed structural racism in Brazil while speaking at the G20 summit via video conference from Planalto Palace in Brasilia on November 21. Bolsonaro condemned “those who want to sow conflict and discord” by trying to “import” tensions into the country “that are not part of its history,” AFP reported. (Marcos Correa / Brazilian Presidency / AFP)

Demonstrators march in Sao Paulo on November 20. 55 percent of Brazil’s population of 212 million identifies as black or mixed-race, AFP reported. (Amanda Perobelli / REUTERS)

A demonstrator throws a cone towards a Carrefour store during a protest march in Sao Paulo on November 20. In a series of tweets in Portuguese on November 19, Carrefour CEO Alexandre Bompard expressed his condolences over the horrible act and said that the images were unbearable, AFP reported. (Amanda Perobelli / REUTERS)

Demonstrators hold a banner reading “Black Lives Matter” during a protest against racism outside a Carrefour supermarket in Sao Goncalo near Rio de Janeiro on November 22. “We no longer accept those apologies. They have promised us measures, but so far we have not seen anything,” Djefferson Amadeus of the Institute for the Defense of Black People, who was protesting on November 23 in Rio, told AFP. (Ricardo Moraes / REUTERS)

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On November 19, a video of 40-year-old welder Joao Alberto Silveira Freitas repeatedly being punched in the face and head by a security guard at a Carrefour supermarket went viral on social media. On the very next day, mass protests broke out across Brazil which coincided with the Black Consciousness Day. Angry protesters carrying Black Lives Matter placards took to Carrefour supermarkets where incidents of vandalism were reported. President Jair Bolsonaro downplayed structural racism in Brazil as protests continue.

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