Public Defender Asks Carrefour to Pay US$37 million in Compensation for The Death of Beto Freitas

Lawsuit also requires closing the site for five days and posting posters stating that racism is a crime

Porto Alegre

The Rio Grande do Sul Public Defender joined this Wednesday (25) a class-action lawsuit that demands R$ 200 million (US$ 37 million) compensation from Carrefour for moral and collective damages for the death of Beto Freitas.

In addition to the supermarket, the lawsuit includes the Vector Group, which employed the employees who beat the black man to death in a chain unit in Porto Alegre on Thursday (19).

Carrefour in Porto Alegre. Credit Luciano Nagel / Folhapress

According to the agency, the money will go to a fund to combat racism and consumer protection.

In ten days, the lawsuit calls for a plan to combat racism and discriminatory treatment for employees.

It also calls for Carrefour to close for five days to avoid possible "hostile acts" and to put up posters on each unit of the network stating that racism is a crime and indicating the phone number for Dial 100.

Translated by Kiratiana Freelon

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