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Fri Nov 20, 2020, 05:56 PM

Killing of black man by guards at Brazil supermarket sparks protests

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Killing of black man by guards at Brazil supermarket sparks protests

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The brutal killing of a black man at the hands of two white security guards outside a supermarket has sparked outrage across Brazil.

The killing happened on Thursday, the eve of Black Consciousness Day, and spurred anti-racism protests on Friday.

Footage showed Joao Alberto Silveira Freitas, 40, being repeatedly punched in the face by the guards at a Carrefour store in Porto Alegre.

One of the guards, it has emerged, was an off-duty military police officer.

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