“Black Brazilians also accounted for three quarters of homicide victims and nearly 80% of the 6,375 people killed by the police in 2019.”
Two security guards were arrested for beating a Black man to death at a grocery store in Brazil. Protesters rallied at the store to demand justice for 40-year-old João Alberto Silveira Freitas. Black Brazilians are nearly 3x more likely to be victims of homicide, per govt data.
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