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RAM/RadioFragmata Interview with A Brazilian Comrade on the Events in Porto Alegre

On November 19th, 2020, the eve of “Black Consciousness” day in Brazil, security guards at the Carrefour retail store in Porto Alegre brutally murdered a black father of four named João Alberto Silveira Freitas while store employees and shoppers stood by (Video of the murder can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjCv0wRZLSU). Following his murder, demonstrations and riots broke out in Porto Allegre and were generalized in regions across the country (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ucFPuHo4tlk). As the uprising that followed caught international headlines, fascist President Bolsanaro’s vice president Hamilton Mourão claimed there is no racism in Brazil, blaming foreign influences such as Black Lives Matter for the public’s response. 

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#Carrefour Stores Attacked After Security Guards Murder Black Man in #Brazil

Brazil. The murder of a Black man by white supermarket security guards has been compared to George Floyd’s murder by police in the US. The man was killed on the eve of Brazil’s Black Consciousness Day.

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