Some shoppers posted footage of the fatal beating and a tribute to the black victim on social media.
One person in the local media said the victim was his son Joao Alberto Silvera Freitas, 40-year-old.
The G1 news website later reported that a preliminary analysis by the state’s Forensic Medical Institute indicated that the cause of death may be suffocation.
A branch company said “Carrefour“The French in Brazil said in a statement, Friday, that he” deeply regrets “what he described as” this brutal death, “and said that he had taken immediate steps to ensure that those responsible were punished according to the law.
He said he would terminate the contract with the security company, fire 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, called for a boycott of the chain, and raised a sign in Portuguese that read “Black lives matter” and signs calling for retribution for the victim.
The protest turned into violence on Friday evening, when the demonstrators smashed windows and delivery cars in the parking area in “Carrefour”, and a witness from “Reuters” saw the police firing tear gas at the protesters.
And 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.
Also in Rio de Janeiro, nearly 200 protesters gathered chanting slogans in front of another branch of the well-known supermarket chain.
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