How the world is protesting George Floyd’s loss of life, racism and police brutality


All eyes are on america and its response to the death of black man George Floyd.

Floyd died in custody after Minnesota police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck whereas he gasped for air, begged for assist and pleaded “I am unable to breathe”.

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Chauvin was charged with third degree murder and manslaughter. His acts had been condemned by many.

The incident and difficulty of systemic racism within the US has unfold to change into a worldwide difficulty. Protests, demonstrations and vigils in Floyd’s identify have been taking place all world wide.

A protester and a police officer shake hands in the middle of a standoff in New York.

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A protester and a police officer shake arms in the course of a standoff in New York.

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From the most important demonstration Auckland has seen in years to marches within the UK, that is how the world is protesting Floyd’s loss of life.

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UNITED STATES

Protests, demonstrations and riots have been happening throughout america since information of Floyd’s loss of life unfold.

One Kiwi dwelling in Minneapolis, the place Floyd was killed, described the mood in the city as “tense” and “fearful”. Riots led to the third precinct of the Minneapolis Police Division being set alight.

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In different elements of the nation, protests took a extra restrained strategy. In Homewood, Illinois, individuals lay face down on the bottom with their arms behind their backs, replicating how Floyd lay throughout his arrest, whereas an organiser shouted his final phrases.

Protesters re-enact the scene where George Floyd was restrained by police while marching in a solidarity rally in New York calling for justice over his death.

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Protesters re-enact the scene the place George Floyd was restrained by police whereas marching in a solidarity rally in New York calling for justice over his loss of life.

Demonstrators greet members of the National Guard as they march along Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles.

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Demonstrators greet members of the Nationwide Guard as they march alongside Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles.

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Demonstrators put their hands on their heads before being taken into custody after the Los Angeles curfew went into effect.

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Demonstrators put their arms on their heads earlier than being taken into custody after the Los Angeles curfew went into impact.

NEW ZEALAND

1000’s of Kiwis took to the streets in Auckland, regardless of Alert Degree 2 restrictions capping gatherings at a most of 100 individuals.

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The peaceful protests in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin featured individuals lifting their fists within the air, wielding indicators, and chanting “black lives matter, indigenous lives matter, Muslim lives matter”.

The Auckland protest spilled into Aotea Sq. and was the most important the town had seen for a few years.

Protesters gathered in Auckland's Aotea Square to voice their disgust at the murder of George Floyd in the US by a Minnesota police officer.

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Protesters gathered in Auckland’s Aotea Sq. to voice their disgust on the homicide of George Floyd within the US by a Minnesota police officer.

A protester wears a facemask emblazoned with some of the last words spoken by George Floyd.

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A protester wears a facemask emblazoned with among the final phrases spoken by George Floyd.

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A Black Lives Matter protester on the march from Frank Kitts Park in Wellington to Parliament.

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A Black Lives Matter protester on the march from Frank Kitts Park in Wellington to Parliament.

Protesters gathered in Auckland's Aotea Square.

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Protesters gathered in Auckland’s Aotea Sq..

AUSTRALIA

A whole lot marched in Sydney, Australia, on Tuesday to protest indigenous deaths and Floyd’s killing.

“I am unable to breathe” and “Justice immediately, for David Dungay” echoed by way of the streets of the town in New South Wales.

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Dungay, a 26-year-old Aboriginal man killed in 2015 whereas being restrained by 5 jail guards, had stated “I am unable to breathe” 12 occasions earlier than he died.

The protest in Sydney was organised to rally against Aboriginal deaths in custody in Australia as well as in solidarity with protests across the US following the killing of George Floyd at the hands of a police officer in Minneapolis.

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The protest in Sydney was organised to rally towards Aboriginal deaths in custody in Australia in addition to in solidarity with protests throughout the US following the killing of George Floyd by the hands of a police officer in Minneapolis.

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Protesters raise their fists in Sydney's Martin Place during a Black Lives Matter rally, held in solidarity with US protests.

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Protesters increase their fists in Sydney’s Martin Place throughout a Black Lives Matter rally, held in solidarity with US protests.

Hundreds gathered at Sydney's peaceful protest which had the approval of local police.

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A whole lot gathered at Sydney’s peaceable protest which had the approval of native police.

UNITED KINGDOM

1000’s had been anticipated to descend on London’s Hyde Park as a part of a day of motion towards discrimination.

Earlier protests in Liverpool attracted hordes of chanting and placard-wielding protesters, all with comparable messages: black lives matter.

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A protester is overcome with emotion as he gathers with thousands in Liverpool, England.

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A protester is overcome with emotion as he gathers with 1000’s in Liverpool, England.

A protester chants to the crowd as people gather for a 'Black Lives Matter' solidarity demonstration outside St George's Hall in Liverpool.

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A protester chants to the group as individuals collect for a ‘Black Lives Matter’ solidarity demonstration outdoors St George’s Corridor in Liverpool.

Protesters taking part in the march in honour of George Floyd in Liverpool.

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Protesters participating within the march in honour of George Floyd in Liverpool.

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FRANCE

Fires broke out and tear gasoline crammed the streets in Paris as locals rioted. The protest, which was principally peaceable, defied a nationwide Covid-19 ban on protests.

1000’s gathered in remembrance of Floyd and a Frenchman who died in police custody in 2016, Adama Traore.

Protesters put one knee on the ground in front of a police line during a demonstration in Marseille.

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Protesters put one knee on the bottom in entrance of a police line throughout an indication in Marseille.

A protester kicks in a tear gas canister in southern France.

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A protester kicks in a tear gasoline canister in southern France.

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Protesters react during a demonstration in Marseille, southern France on Tuesday.

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Protesters react throughout an indication in Marseille, southern France on Tuesday.

GERMANY

There have been comparable scenes in Germany as individuals gathered outdoors the US Embassy in Berlin on the weekend.

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A mural of Floyd was painted on the Berlin Wall.

A protester in Germany brought a sign with names of people who recently died while in police custody or as a result of racism including George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery.

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A protester in Germany introduced an indication with names of people that lately died whereas in police custody or on account of racism together with George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery.

People attend a rally in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany.

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Individuals attend a rally in entrance of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany.

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