The outrage over the death of George Floyd has gone global.
Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of London, Berlin and Toronto over the weekend to protest Floyd’s Memorial death during a confrontation with Minneapolis police.
Protesters chanting “black lives matter” and holding signs writing “Justice for George Floyd” and “No Place for Racism” blocked traffic outside the US embassy in London’s Trafalgar Square on Sunday, the largest public gathering since the Corona virus lockout. The BBC reports.
“I am very sympathetic to this issue, but am amazed at the strength of the emotion that unites people,” said the Rev. Vicar of St. Martin-in-the-Fields Church in the Square. Said Sally Hitchiner. Outlet.
“It’s obvious they don’t follow the lockdown and social distance, but I think there’s a huge amount of interest out there that overrides their concerns,” Hitschner said. “This is an issue that requires interest, but at the same time there is a huge risk of what they are doing.”
The BBC reports that “many” have been arrested.
Floyd, 46, died Monday after being stabbed to the ground by Minneapolis police officer Derek Sauv.
On Saturday, protests erupted in Germany, where thousands gathered outside the US embassy in Berlin, protesting “I can’t breathe.” NBC News reported.
Video The footage was posted on Twitter NBC reporter Carl Nassmann held a large crowd outside the embassy and quietly protested.
In Toronto, 4,000 demonstrators marched on Saturday. A The video was released Global Toronto journalist Albert Delitala shows protesters on Twitter marching towards Brunswick Avenue in the Canadian city.