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Poll: Racism Exists for 90% of Brazilians; 53% See Racism in Carrefour Beating

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Over half of Brazilians (52.7%) consider that the murder of João Alberto Silveira Freitas, who was beaten to death by security guards of a Carrefour store in Porto Alegre on Thursday evening, November 19th, was driven by racism. This is shown in a survey by Atlas Político, which interviewed 1,764 people over the past two days.

"We decided to conduct this survey due to the immediate media and social network repercussions on the case. The video footage, with very graphic and shocking images, has rendered this crime symbolic," explains Andrei Roman, political . . .

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