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George Floyd protests in the United States



There have been protests all week in solidarity with Black Lives Matter around the world – and they have only gained momentum in the last two days.

In London, the protesters used the movement not only to show solidarity but also to address the problems of racial injustice in their country.

“I feel that what happened in the United States was just a spark that ignited everywhere. And (racism) is happening here, I experienced it,”

; a protester in London told CNN earlier today.

Another protester said, “When you see this happening all over the world, you feel like a part of you is dying.”

A protester confronts a police officer during a Black Lives Matter protest on June 6 in London.
A protester confronts a police officer during a Black Lives Matter protest on June 6 in London. Alex Pantling / Getty Image

In Australia, protests this week covered almost all major cities yesterday – Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide and others.

Protesters here are also drawing attention to the country’s racism – in particular to the country’s local community, which has long faced discrimination, marginalization, mass imprisonment and deaths in police detention centers.

The protests come after a 17-year-old native boy was injured by a police officer in Sydney on Monday.

Indigenous protesters are holding a traditional smoking ceremony at Sydney City Hall in Australia on June 6.
Indigenous protesters are holding a traditional smoking ceremony at Sydney City Hall in Australia on June 6. Lisa Marie Williams / Getty Images

In Canada, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau attended the Black Rally Live Matter Rally in Ottawa on Saturday. He knelt with protesters for 8 minutes and 46 seconds – the time a police officer knelt on George Floyd’s neck.

Several attendees thanked him for being there – but not everyone was so excited about his support, with some pointing to his blackface story.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau raised his knee during a Black Lives Matter protest on Parliament Hill on June 5 in Ottawa, Canada.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau raised his knee during a Black Lives Matter protest on Parliament Hill on June 5 in Ottawa, Canada. Dave Chan / AFP / Getty Image

Other protests around the world took place in countries ranging from Lebanon to South Korea to South Africa.


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