UN Representative Condemns Brazil’s “Structural Racism” after Black Man’s Murder

João Alberto Silveira Freitas, a 40-year-old black welder, died after being beaten by a white supermarket security guard.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A representative of the United Nations human rights office in Geneva on Tuesday said the deadly beating of a black man by white in Brazil is an illustration of the country's "structural racism" and called for an independent investigation as well as urgent reforms.

Protests have been going on for several days in Porto Alegre, southern Brazil, following the publication of a video . . .

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