Solidarity demonstrations over George Floyd death occur in cities all over the world

Solidarity protests over George Floyd death take place in cities around the world

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LONDON — After violence appeared in a number of U.S. cities at demonstrations over the death of George Floyd, more tranquil demonstrations happened Sunday in cities all over the world.

Hundreds of individuals collected in London’s Trafalgar Square on Sunday, following presentations in Berlin and Toronto.

“Say his name,” some yelled in London, while other held placards checking out “I can’t breathe,” latest things said by Floyd, 46, prior to he passed away after a Minnesota policeman, Derek Chauvin, kneeled on his neck throughout an arrest last Monday.

Chauvin was charged with third-degree murder and murder on Friday, however riots throughout the U.S. continued over the weekend.

Demonstrators obstruct a roadway near the U.S. Embassy in London in demonstration over the death of George Floyd on Sunday. Justin Tallis / AFP – Getty Images

In London, protesters defied laws prohibiting the event of big crowds throughout the coronavirus pandemic and numerous protesters were not social distancing, although a a great deal were using masks.

In Berlin on Saturday, countless protesters collected outside the U.S. embassy, some holding indications that read “Justice for George Floyd” and “I Can’t Breathe.” Many likewise shouted “Black Lives Matter.”

In Canada, thousands ended up in Toronto’s Christie Pitts Park on Saturday, prior to they marched to cops head offices.

As well as objecting Floyd’s death, numerous vented their anger at the death of Regis Korchinski-Paquet, who passed away in a fall from her 24th-floor terrace after law enforcement officer were contacted us to her house.

Toronto Police are examining the occurrence.

China, Iran and Russia voiced assistance for the protesters and slammed the U.S.

In China, state media highlighted the “double-standards” of U.S. assistance for pro-democracy demonstrators in Hong Kong, while stopping discontent in the United States.

Chinese foreign ministry representative Zhao Lijian on Monday called discrimination versus ethnic minorities “a persistent illness in American society,” according to China’s People’s Daily paper.

The Russian ministry of foreign affairs tweeted on Saturday: “American cops dedicate prominent criminal offenses all frequently, … U.S. authorities need to diligently examine the murder of George Floyd.”

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif shared a satirical post on Twitter, deleting allegations towards Iran in a U.S. news release about the 2018 demonstrations in the nation with red ink and rerouting them back towards America.

China, Russia and Iran have actually all been slammed for their own treatment of protesters.

Russian authorities have actually been implicated by Amnesty International of declining to license public assemblies, separating tranquil events and prosecuting protesters as individuals required to the streets to require reasonable elections in 2015.

In Iran, security forces utilized deadly force unlawfully to squash demonstrations, eliminating hundreds, and arbitrarily apprehending countless protesters to quash discontent in 2019, according to the human rights company.

The group stated in China, where there is an organized crackdown on dissent, tranquil protesters in Hong Kong have actually been assaulted with tear gas and batons, detained under unclear charges and beaten in custody.

Reuters added to this report.

Amin Hossein Khodadadi, Yuliya Talmazan and Vivi Wu contributed.

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