Floyd’s assassination in the USA starts protests in European countries

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he killing of black American George Floyd by the police caused fierce protests in the United States and other Western countries.

This is discussed in the material of the international news agency Reuters.

Demonstrations against racism are also reported to be taking place in the Netherlands, Great Britain, Germany and France.

Germany

In Berlin, near the building of the American Embassy, about 2,200 people protested. The protesters held posters with the inscription “Black lives matter”. The protest was peaceful and without provocation.

Floyd's assassination in the USA starts protests in European countries
Floyd's assassination in the USA starts protests in European countries

France

In Paris, about 20 thousand protesters protested against racism, despite quarantine restrictions. Two hours after the start of the rally, clashes broke out between activists and police officers. To disperse people, the police responded with tear gas.

Floyd's assassination in the USA starts protests in European countries
Floyd's assassination in the USA starts protests in European countries

Activists in these countries are calling for attention to the issue of racial discrimination in their countries.

Activists in these countries are calling for attention to the issue of racial discrimination in their countries.

United Kingdom

In London, protesters came out with placards that read “Great Britain is not innocent.” Also in Berlin, about 2,000 people protested near the US Embassy. Protesters gathered on Trafalgar Square in the center of the capital and knelt down, chanting “there is no justice – there is no peace”. After that, the participants marched to the US Embassy.

Floyd's assassination in the USA starts protests in European countries
DEN HAAG | 16/12/17 | Verschillende organisatie demonstreren vandaag in Den Haag tegen politiegeweld. Aanleiding is de fatale arrestatie van Mitch Henriquez in 2015 en de aankomende uispraak van het gerechtshof de 21e december. De nabestaanden gaan voor het eerst de straat op. Foto: Joris van Gennip

Note that in many US cities, mass protests are taking place, including clashes. Activists draw attention to the issue of unjustified police violence, which led to the death of Floyd, as well as other cases.

Recall that a few days ago in Minneapolis, police detained a black man. During the arrest, one of the policemen used a choking technique, stepping with a knee on the man’s neck. At the same time, the detainee, 46-year-old George Floyd, repeatedly told the white officer that he could not breathe. Due to the brutal detention, the man died. An autopsy confirmed that the cause of death was strangulation.

On May 28, protests and clashes with law enforcement officers broke out in Minneapolis (Minnesota, USA). On the night of May 29, protesters in Minneapolis burned down a police station.

On May 30, a number of protesters staged pogroms in stores. Already on June 1, protests after the murder by police of black American George Floyd swept the whole country. Also, protests took place in Berlin and London.

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