Protests Held Across Brazil After Death of Black Teenager in Rio

The death of 19-year-old black teenager, Pedro Henrique Gonzaga, after being restrained by a security guard at Extra supermarket in Barra da Tijuca sparked protests across the country over the weekend.

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Activists throughout Brazil took to the streets on Sunday following the death of Pedro Henrique Gonzaga, a 19-year-old black teenager who died of a heart attack on Thursday (February 14th) after allegedly being choked by a security guard at the Extra supermarket in the upscale Barra da Tijuca neighborhood.

Hundreds of protesters, who identified themselves as Brazil's Black Lives Matter, stood outside the Extra Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?