EFESão Paulo/Rio de Janeiro

Protests held across Brazil on Friday denounced the fatal beating of a Black man at the hands of two security guards at a supermarket, an incident that has drawn comparisons to the death of American George Floyd.

Welder João Alberto Silveira Freitas, 40, died on Thursday night after being beaten by two security guards outside the doors of a Carrefour supermarket, while an employee filmed the incident close by, in the southern city of Porto Alegre, on the eve of Black Awareness Day. EFE