Making History - Protests Around the World for Equality and Racial Justice

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The tens of thousands of protesters who took to the National Mall Friday, August 28, 2020 marking the 57th anniversary of the March on Washington, showed the power of the movement against police brutality that has mobilized across America this summer. But the demonstration was tinged by concern that efforts to suppress and intimidate supporters will hamper their ability to turn protest now into votes in the November 3rd. 2020 elections.Thousands of people around the world have rallied in solidarity with anti-racism protests in the United States following the police killing of George Floyd on May 25, 2020. Floyd, an unarmed Black man, was pinned to the ground by a white officer in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The officer, who has since been fired and charged for murder, knelt on Floyd's neck for nearly nine minutes, as Floyd pleaded "I can't breathe". Protests, which began in Minneapolis, have spread to hundreds of cities across the US. National Guard troops have been deployed in at least 23 states to handle the demonstrations. Outside the US, large protests have also erupted in many cities around the world. 

 

 

Portland, Oregon - July 20, 2020

 

Black Lives Matter Over a Gay Sign

 Washington, DC

 

 

In France protests have re ignited a campaign for justice for Adama Traoré a 24 year old black man who died in police custody in 2016

FRANCE

 

Berlin Germany

BERLIN, GERMANY

 

BLM London UK

LONDON, UK

 

Madrid

MADRID, SPAIN

 

Lisbon Portugal

LISBON, PORTUGAL

 

Manchester England

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND

 

 

Protesters Rally in Washington DC

WASHINGTON, DC 

 

Satellite Image of Mural LBM

SATELLITE VIEW OF NEWLY NAMED BLACK LIVES MATTER PLAZA, DC 

 

 

North America: Large crowds have gathered in cities across Canada and in Mexico's capital, Mexico City. Protesters waved placards with the words "No justice! No peace!", "I can't breathe" and "Black lives matter".

 

 

Seattle 

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON 

 

Camden NJ Police Chief Marches with Protesters

CAMDEN, NEW JERSEY - POLICE CHIEF MARCHING WITH PROTESTERS 

 

St Paul Minessota

SAINT PAUL MINNESOTA

 

Thousands Gathered in Front of White House

WASHINGTON, DC

 

 BLM Plaza DC

BLACK LIVES MATTER PLAZA, DC 

 

Chicago

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS

 

Golden Gate Bridge SF

GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE - SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA

 

Toronto Canada

TORONTO, CANADA

 

Vancouver May 31

VANCOUVER, CANADA

 

FIRE ISLAND PINES, NEW YORK

 

 

South America: Big crowds took to the streets of Brazil's second largest city Rio de Janerio and Argentina's capital, Buenos Aires.

 

BRAZIL PROTESTS

BRAZIL PROTEST

 

COLOMBIA

COLOMBIA PROTEST

 

GUADALAJARA MEXICO

GUADALAJARA, MEXICO

 

MEXICO CITY OUTSIDE US EMBASSY

A FIRE BURNING OUTSIDE THE US EMBASSY IN MEXICO CITY

 

ARGENTINA

BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA

 

 

BLM Black power DC

 

Europe: The European Union said it was "shocked and appalled" by the death of Floyd, calling it "an abuse of power" and warned against further excessive use of force. Thousands protested across several European cities, including Berlin, London and Amsterdam, defying coronavirus bans.

 

 

BLM London UK

 LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM

 

Mural in Berlin 1

GEORGE FLOYD MURAL IN BERLIN, GERMANY

Africa: Sizable protests were held in Nigeria and Kenya. The African Union issued a strongly worded statement condemning the killing of Floyd. US embassies in Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Zimbabwe also issued statements of concern over Floyd's death.

 

 us embassy africa condemn george floyd killing

In Rare Move, U.S. Embassies in Africa Condemn George Floyd Murder 

 

Middle East: Hundreds gathered in Tel Aviv, Haifa and East Jerusalem demanding "Justice for George" and "Justice for Eyad" an unarmed, autistic Palestinian man killed by Israeli police.

 

Asia-Pacific: Rallies were held in several cities across Australia and New Zealand.

 

Sydney Australia

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA

 

AUSTRALIAN PROTESTERS

THOUSANDS OF PROTESTERS IN AUSTRALIA 

 

TOKIO BLM

TOKIO, JAPAN

 

The map and list below show the locations where sizeable protests have occurred. More protests are planned throughout the week in several cities worldwide.

 

 

 Global protests in solidarity with George Floyd

Global Protests in Solidarity with George Floyd