The death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota has sparked outrage all over the world. Floyd was killed when the police officer Derek Chauvin kneeled on Mr. Floyd’s neck for 8 minutes while he was pinned on the floor. Footage taken on the scene showed how Floyd begged for his life, saying that he couldn’t breathe. Officer Derek Chauvin was charged with first-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.
George Floyd’s death sparked protests protests in Minneapolis, Detroit, New York, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Kansas City, Las Vegas, and other cities in the US. The hashtag #BlackLivesMatter has also been trending worldwide since the news broke out, and people all over the world are showing up in solidarity. Here are just some of them.
Hundreds of people protested in Tokyo today against racist police violenece. The reason was not only Minneapolis, but first of all the violent arrest and beating in broad daylight of a kurdish man living in Tokyo. A short thread. #0530渋谷署前抗議 pic.twitter.com/hDJxaiR7hJ
— Gregor Wakounig (@Gregor_Wakounig) May 30, 2020
— 篠田ミル / MIRU SHINODA (@shinoda_man) May 30, 2020
— Tears carpenter (@Tearscarpenter) May 31, 2020
A few pics that I took from today’s peaceful protest in support for justice for George Floyd and all the other victims of police racism. Montréal, Canada. #BlackLivesMatter #BLM #Montreal #MTL #GeorgeFloyd pic.twitter.com/FzYy2PmdBs
— JAIMYŌ (@JA1MYO) June 1, 2020
Auckland, New Zealand
BLM Memorial protest in New Zealand (1/6/20) pic.twitter.com/EA4dEedoDb
— ✩ ✈︎ (@parfaitlouie) June 1, 2020
EVEN Syria is standing with the BLM movement!? SYRIA! on top of godamn ruins. Save your excuses. pic.twitter.com/8mgycsaWHw
— ❦ (@samiasnothere) June 1, 2020
Have you seen other #BlackLivesMatter protests around the world? Tell us about them in the comments below.