Joao Alberto Silveira Freitas Biography: Wiki, Age, Beaten To Death By Security Guards Details

Who is Joao Alberto Silveira Freitas? Joao Alberto Silveira Freitas Bio/Wiki

The incident footage showed Joao Alberto Silveira Freitas, 40, restrained by a guard outside the Carrefour supermarket in Porto Alegre, south of the capital.

While a colleague pounded him with repeated blows to his forehead.


He was 40 years old.

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The murder occurred on Thursday, the eve of Black Consciousness Day a national holiday celebrating the recovered recognition of the black community in Brazil and their contribution to the country, Joao Alberto Silveira Freitas, 40, was footage of the incident.

According to the head of the state military police, Rodrigo Mohr, one of the guards was a temporary military police officer who was off duty.

Protesters smashed the front window of a Carrefour in Sao Paulo, scattered items from shelves across the floor of the shop, and set a fire that workers rushed to extinguish.

Carrefour issued a statement lamenting the “brutal death” of Freitas and said it would terminate its security company contract, fire the duty store manager, and close the Porto Alegre store out of respect for the victim.

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Dramatic scenes erupted inside another branch in Rio de Janeiro as demonstrators screamed ‘Carrefour murderer’ as a black man was still lying on top of a checkout conveyor belt.

Local online news site G1 reported that a dispute between Mr. Freitas and a supermarket employee, who then called the police, followed the incident in Porto Alegre. The company said in a statement released by Carrefour Brazil that it sincerely regretted the welder’s ‘brutal death’.

It claimed that out of respect for Mr. Freitas, it will terminate its contract with the security firm, fire the store manager who was in operation and close the Porto Alegre outlet.

The two security guards were arrested and are under investigation for murder after Mr. Freitas died of asphyxiation, said Nadine Anflor, head of civil police for the southern state of Rio Grande do Sul, the capital of which is Porto Alegre. He said the killing of Mr Freitas had left Brazilians feeling ‘outraged’ in a Twitter video posted by Governor Eduardo Leite. He said: “Unfortunately, on this day in which we should be celebrating those public policies, we come across scenes that leave us all indignant due to the excessive violence that caused the death of a black citizen at the supermarket.”

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