George Floyd’s death in U.S. police custody sparked an outpouring of solidarity from protesters around the globe. As protests continue across the United States, people around the world have begun marching in solidarity with American protesters who have taken to the streets following his death.
In the United Kingdom, hundreds marched in London on Sunday to protest the death of Floyd, defying the United Kingdom’s coronavirus lockdown restrictions that prohibit mass gatherings.
People in German also took the street of berlin marched in solidarity with American protesters Saturday and Sunday, and chanted “Stop Killing Us,” “Black Lives Matter” and “No Justice, No Peace.”
On a former section of the Berlin Wall, in Mauerpark, a memorial popped up over the weekend depicting Floyd and “I can’t breathe,” some of his last words.
Toronto citizens gathered in protest against injustice toward black people globally and against the death of Regis Korchinski-Paquet, a 29-year-old black woman who lived in Toronto, and the circumstances surrounding her death.
Korchinski-Paquet fell from her balcony while police officers were responding to a “domestic incident” in her home.
On May 28, a group of Black Lives Matter demonstrators also gathered outside the U.S. consulate in Milan to protest Floyd’s death. A graffiti mural in Milan read “I Can’t Breathe,” a reminder of Floyd’s pleas to police.
The protesters also performed a peaceful flashmob demonstration, in which they sat in front of the consulate with their hands at their throats, simulating suffocation.
In Ireland, two separate protests were held on Sunday, reported Irish national radio and television broadcaster RTE.
One was held outside the U.S. Embassy in Ballsbridge, an area in Dublin where many diplomatic missions are located, while another was carried out outside the official residence of the U.S. ambassador to Ireland inside Phoenix Park, the largest public park in the country, according to the report.
About 100 people took part in the protest outside the U.S. Embassy, said the report.