Workers protest against racial inequality on the day of the national strike.
Workers in the service industry, fast food chains, healthcare and show business have teamed up to launch a national strike against systemic racism and economic inequality. Today, worker demonstrations are taking place throughout the United States, as well as in several other countries.
According to organizers, at least 20,000 workers in 160 cities have quit their jobs due to racial conflicts and the death of African Americans at the hands of police officers. The racial equality movement was notably supported by protests that attracted people from the healthcare, transportation and construction sectors who were unable to work from home during the coronavirus pandemic.
The strike was organized or supported by 60 trade unions and social and racial justice organizations. According to the organizers, the support significantly exceeded all expectations, although the exact number of participants was not carried out. Where people could not leave work for the whole day, there were short promotions during breaks.