The events surrounding the killing of George Floyd have inspired protests demanding change and restitution across the entirety of the United States.
However, what began as a single event has set into motion a movement to confront systemic racism, discrimination, and inequality on a worldwide scale to honour not only Floyd’s memory but all those who have experienced racial oppression and fallen victim to police brutality, and to seek justice for those who have and continue to suffer at the hands of a flawed system that can no longer be permitted to exist.
Around the world, global citizens have been protesting and calling for rectification. It is this unifying factor rooted in heartache that has sparked an initiative that extends far beyond any border.
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These are just a few examples of the demonstrations currently taking place across the globe.
Huge demonstration in front of the U.S. Embassy in Copenhagen, Denmark. We show solidarity with our black brothers & sisters and protest systemic racism and police brutality. #BlackLivesMatter pic.twitter.com/hEDLRaEWnW
— Carl Valentin (@Carl__Valentin) May 31, 2020
— Chloe Hanan (@chloehanan) June 1, 2020
— Nicholas Thompson (@meetnicholas) May 30, 2020
In Milan, Italy, people have congregated in front of the American consulate to protest the murder of George Floyd. Everyone has a voice and responsibility, no matter where you live. #JusticeForGeorgeFloyd #BlackLivesMater pic.twitter.com/tPMeUFsUFB
— jeff winger ceo ⚡🌈 (@rnacden) May 29, 2020
London protests Hyde park – Black Lives Matter – June 3rd 2020. All images by me.
Keep protesting, keep emailing, keep donating (if you can) keep signing petitions, keep educating yourself! KEEP GOING. WE ARE BEING HEARD. ✊🏻✊🏼✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿 #blacklifematters #JusticeForGeorgeFloyd pic.twitter.com/aQWMlXjslY
— KathrynAshley 📸 (@kathryngraham95) June 4, 2020
Protest in Athens, Greece today
sign says “fight against the murderous american state, poverty, racism and imperialism. Solidarity to the rebels in the USA” pic.twitter.com/E9FHTpoAl8
— ef🥝 (@frogsbians) June 3, 2020
— siri (@handongwifey) June 4, 2020
— Karm Sumal (@KarmSumal) June 1, 2020
Paris says Black Lives Matterpic.twitter.com/YquMEv6sT5
— Yasmina Bennani (@YASMINAREBEL) June 2, 2020
— dania 🇵🇸 (@whyftchanges) May 31, 2020
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— Gideon (@gideon_fm) June 1, 2020
— cin (@sen_anonymous) June 2, 2020
A friend in Tokyo sent me this video of the protests taking place over there in solidarity with us and also to acknowledge their own police brutality. pic.twitter.com/UdViDJAlo3
— Mabel (@Mabel_Syrup) May 31, 2020
Auckland, New Zealand
— Anon stan (@janicearohaa) June 1, 2020