In multiple European countries, protests were organized in reaction to George Floyd’s death in the United States. These protests have gradually been spreading globally.
Below is a short clip of the Black Lives Matter demonstration organized in the Netherlands
Protests took place in places such as Trafalgar Square in London, at multiple places in Germany, and Dublin. The Netherlands, France, Italy, and many other places all over the world organized demonstrations to show solidarity against anti-black violence in the US, and the EU.
It seems like the George Floyd and “Black Lives Matter”protests has started to become a global phenomenon.
After the video of how George Floyd was subjected to police brutality went online, people have marching in protest against police violence towards black people.
In the clips, you could see that George Floyd seemed to have died of suffocation despite his repeated attempts to beg for his life. Especially since you could see that even the bystanders in the clips were trying to intervene.
They knew that something was going horribly wrong and took the initiative to help Floyd who was pinned on the ground.
Despite multiple people trying to intervene, the police officers still ignored those concerned citizens. While the agent kept kneeling on Floyd’s neck for nearly 9 minutes. He even kept kneeling when it was obvious to the bystanders that Floyd has already lost consciousness. When the EMS arrived on the scene the agent still did not let up.
The unrest in the US has still not died down
While the “Black Lives Matter” protests are spreading across the world the unrest in the US is still ongoing. Demonstrators took to the streets in America in mass. The protests have been going on for a week now. The latest peaceful demonstrations against police killings of black people were overshadowed by unrest and riots that ravaged cities from Philadelphia to Los Angeles and flared near the White House.
Read here: For more about the unrest in the US.