22nd June 2020

In_pictures In pictures: Global protests against racism and police brutality

In_pictures In pictures: Global protests against racism and police brutality

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in_pictures Children joined thousands of protestors in Manchester, EnglandImage copyright
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Children joined thousands of protestors in Manchester, England

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The death of unarmed black man George Floyd in police custody in the US has sparked some of the largest protests against racism, inequality and police brutality since the 1960s.

Rallies were organised globally to express solidarity with US protesters.

Thousands marched in the UK, France and Australia chanting “no justice, no peace” and “black lives matter”.

Many protests have evolved as people express anger at killings and systemic injustice in their own countries.

Concerns about the spread of coronavirus prompted many to wear face masks, and government officials in some cities asked residents not to attend large gatherings.

The police chief in Washington DC said he expected Saturday’s demonstrations to be the largest ever in the capital.

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in_pictures People took to the streets for the 12th day running Washington DCImage copyright
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People took to the streets for the 12th day running in Washington DC

in_pictures Members of the National Guard take a break from the heat at the Lincoln Memorial while protesters demonstrate against police brutality and racism on June 6, 2020 in Washington, DCImage copyright
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Around 20,000 members of the US National Guard have been posted to police protests in Washington DC, where Mayor Muriel Bowser has requested their removal, saying their presence is “unnecessary”

in_pictures The city's mayor approved the painting of words Black Lives Matter on the street on FridaayImage copyright
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People marched on the newly-named Black Lives Matter plaza in the US capital

in_pictures Healthcare workers kneel in silence during a protest at Columbus Circle, 12 days on after George FloydImage

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