Thousands around the world march in solidarity with George Floyd protesters
Protesters around the world have taken to the streets this week in solidarity with those demonstrating in the US against police brutality and racial inequity, following the death of George Floyd at the hands of a white officer in Minneapolis.
In London, crowds gathered in Trafalgar Square on Sunday morning to show their support, despite UK lockdown rules that prohibit large crowds from gathering together. A total of 23 protesters were arrested for a series of offenses including breaches to coronavirus legislation.
In New Zealand, thousands gathered across multiple cities for Black Lives Matter demonstrations and vigils for Floyd, including in Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch.
In Berlin, protesters gathered in front of the US embassy on Saturday and Sunday, holding signs that bear slogans of the Black Lives Matter movement like “I can’t breathe” and “No justice, no peace.”
In Australia, multiple protests are being planned this coming week. One is scheduled in Sydney on Tuesday, one for Brisbane on Saturday, for Melbourne on Saturday, and more. Thousands have marked themselves as attending in each of the protests’ Facebook event pages.