Protests in Brazil because of the beating of a black man to death
In the city of Porto Alegre, Brazil, demonstrators attacked the Carrefour branch after security guards beat a black man to death.
The "Globo News" channel reported that the murder took place late on Thursday evening when a store employee called security after the man threatened to attack her.
The G1 website later reported that a preliminary analysis by the state's forensic institute indicated that the cause of death may be suffocation.
The French branch of the French company "Carrefour" in Brazil expressed deep regret at what he described as this brutal death and said that he would terminate the contract with the security company and dismiss the employee in charge of the store at the time of the accident and close the store as a sign of respect.
In Porto Alegre, on Friday afternoon, demonstrators distributed posters with the slogan "Carrefour" stained with blood and called for a boycott of the chain. They raised a sign in Portuguese that read "Black lives matter" and signs demanding retribution for the victim.
The protest turned into violence on Friday evening, when the demonstrators smashed windows and delivery cars in the parking area of "Carrefour". In Sao Paulo, dozens of protesters smashed the facades of the "Carrefour" store with stones, took off the front doors and stormed the building before dispersing them.