After news of George Floyd’s tragic death a week ago started to ripple out across the world, we’ve quickly seen a huge civil rights reaction. And after a weekend of riots, activism and protesting across the United States, we’ve seen the unrest move into worldwide cities.
From London, to Berlin, Copenhagen and Toronto – protestors have largely marched peacefully to protest outside the front of US Embassies in each respective countries. With #BlackLivesMatter protests planned for Sydney and other Australian cities this weekend.
And while the protests continue to gain momentum in the States, some iconic photos, videos and content across the world has started to pop up on socials everywhere. It’s sort of crazy to think that we are in the middle of a global pandemic as all of this goes on.
I’m so here for these protests, and we need to focus on the reasons why this civil unrest is happening – not the looting and such that naturally come with protests of this scale and anger.
Here’s some of the most iconic images we’ve seen pop up over the past few days:
— Carly Danek (@cjdanek) May 31, 2020
— Mike Marcotte (@mike_marcotte) May 31, 2020
— Kyle McFadden (@kylejmcfadden) June 1, 2020
— Lis Meyers (@LisMeyers) June 1, 2020
📸 A man raises his fist in the air kneels in front of police officers near the U.S. embassy in London, England, during a protest over the death of George Floyd. https://t.co/Wj0VgEUhBh pic.twitter.com/VHDse1fGrk
— ABC News (@ABC) June 1, 2020
I just got home from protests in Downtown San Diego. What I saw was people of all colors and ages, expressing their anger and frustration peacefully. I also saw solidarity, compassion and a lot of love. Stop calling protesters thugs or anarchists! #sandiegoprotests #GeorgeFloyd pic.twitter.com/y7ZDfsRbYC
— Andreas Härer (@HaererAndreas) June 1, 2020
Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo walks arm-in-arm with a woman during a rally for George Floyd.
📷 Mark Felix / AFP pic.twitter.com/enUIwuBHTh
— NBC News (@NBCNews) June 1, 2020
— Read The Room. (@Kenton2x) May 31, 2020
— Jordan Saint-Pierre (@jordansntpierre) May 31, 2020
— Al Jazeera English (@AJEnglish) May 31, 2020
.@OrlandoPDChief Rolón and @SheriffMina knelt down to pray with demonstrators for #GeorgeFloyd, and everyone hurting right now. Just as @orlandomayor says, Orlando is united in love, compassion, and understanding.
— Orlando Police (@OrlandoPolice) May 31, 2020
At least 2 more people have been killed amid protests against police brutality and the killing of #GeorgeFloyd:
– Indianapolis: 1 man killed after “multiple” shootings; police say no officers involved
– Minneapolis: 1 man found dead with signs of trauma next to a burning vehicle pic.twitter.com/RNb7D2sMr2
— AJ+ (@ajplus) May 31, 2020
Who is this Queen?
“Bring your best horse and your biggest knife…”
— Scrumptious Smooches 🏁 (@Smooches415) May 30, 2020
— Mohamed M Abdi (@MohamedMAbdi9) May 31, 2020
A boy holds a sign during a protest Friday in downtown Los Angeles over the death of George Floyd.
📷 AP Photo/Christian Monterrosa pic.twitter.com/WIqJV1hAjY
— NBC News (@NBCNews) May 30, 2020
— Dai Sugano (@daisugano) May 30, 2020
— Shane Bauer (@shane_bauer) May 30, 2020
When Dylann Roof massacred nine innocent people cops took him to Burger King.
When someone accused George Floyd of paying with a fake note officers murdered him in broad daylight.
— Tommy Corbyn (@TommyCorbyn) May 30, 2020
Justice for George Floyd!!! pic.twitter.com/WOKOzg3um0
— Denzel Curry (@denzelcurry) May 29, 2020