There were solidarity protests with black life around the world throughout the week – and it only gained momentum in the past two days.
in London, The protesters used the movement not only to show solidarity, but also to draw attention to issues of racial injustice in their country.
“I feel that what happened in the United States was just the spark that erupted everywhere. (Racism) spoke here, I tested it,” one of the demonstrators in London told CNN earlier today.
Another protester said: “When you see this happening all over the world, you feel that part of yourself is dying.”
in Australia, This week’s protests spanned nearly all of its major cities yesterday – Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, and more.
The demonstrators here also draw attention to racism within the country – especially towards the country’s indigenous community, who have long faced discrimination, marginalization, collective imprisonment, and death in police custody.
The protests here come after a 17-year-old policeman was injured by a policeman in Sydney on Monday.
in Canada, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau attended a black life march in Ottawa on Saturday. He knelt with the demonstrators for 8 minutes 46 seconds – the amount of time the police officer rode in the neck of George Floyd.
Many of those present thanked him for being there – but not everyone was happy with his support, and some noted this Its history from the black interface.
Other protests around the world It took place in countries ranging from Lebanon to South Korea to South Africa.