French retailer Carrefour is facing a wave of anger in Brazil after a black man was beaten to death Thursday, November 19, by white security guards at one of their supermarkets in Porto Alègre. On Friday evening, demonstrators stormed it. The police had to intervene to disperse the thugs. Earlier today, hundreds of protesters denounced a racist act. “Carrefour’s hands are stained with black blood”, could we read on banners.
In Rio de Janeiro, young Brazilians have taken over a Carrefour supermarket, demanding that it be closed in the name of the cause of blacks. “To be black in Brazil means that you are being robbed of your humanity, all your rights. You do not have the possibility to come and go in peace”, denounces one of them. Another establishment in São Paulo was vandalized and partially burnt down. Friday evening, in several tweets, the president of the French group announced internal measures.