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The victim had an argument with the supermarket's security guards, who later brutally beat him to death.
A Brazilian state attorney filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against Carrefour to seek US$37.6 million in damages after a black man was beaten to death by security guards at the retailer's store in Porto Alegre city.
The meme reads, "A brutal homicide similar to the George Floyd murder sparks a wave of protests in Brazil. The victim was beaten and strangled to death by security guards inside a well-known supermarket chain."
"A life was treated with disrespect and treachery because, on several occasions, we can see that employees were more concerned about recording videos rather than the situation of Joao Alberto, who was immobilized and unable to breathe and speak, ”public defender Rafael Pedro Magagnin said, as reported by G1.
A protest was staged in front of the supermarket where the incident happened. Police in the city used tear gas and flash-bang grenades against citizens.
In Sao Paulo, about 1,000 protesters stormed a set of the French-owned Carrefour supermarket chain and trashed and burned goods.