Seeking justice for João Alberto Freitas, organizations call for legal action against Carrefour

In a statement, the signatories demand redress for his death and appeal to the population to fight racism

More than 130 organizations have signed a statement of condemnation in response to the murder of João Alberto Silveira de Freitas, a 40-year-old black man who was beaten by security guards at a Carrefour supermarket in the city of Porto Alegre.

In the statement, the organizations call for legal action against the supermarket chain and the security guards who killed Freitas and appeal to the Brazilian population to work together with the black movement to end racism.

Strategies to tackle racism identified by the institutions include the establishment of affirmative action and reparations and the adoption of other public policies that combat racial inequality.

Finally, all the signatory organizations stand in solidarity with João Alberto’s family and with all black people in the country who are subjected every day to the violence caused by racism.

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