Protests sparked by the George Floyd demonstrations within the U.S. have taken root on three continents as individuals from Paris to Seoul demand justice for Floyd, police reforms and an finish to racism in America in addition to their very own homelands.
What began as rallies in scattered states throughout the United States has developed into a global movement. Saturday noticed tens of hundreds in cities throughout Asia, Europe and Australia, gathering and protesting peacefully with now-familiar chants of “I Can’t Breathe,” “No Justice, No Peace, Asia the police” and “Black Lives Matter.”
The protesters additionally chanted the title of George Floyd, an unarmed black man in Minneapolis who was allegedly killed by police after an officer kneeled on Floyd’s neck for nearly 9 minutes. Video footage of the complete incident turned the spark for the present motion.