Protests against police violence in the United States have spread to Europe. A large group of protesters gathered in front of the US embassy on the south bank of the River Thames in London to protest the killing of an unarmed black man by a white police officer in the US city of Minneapolis. Thousands of demonstrators violated existing quarantine measures and gathered near the iconic Trafalgar Square before reaching Downing Street to express outrage at the continuing problems with violence in the United States. Floyd’s death led to riots in dozens of cities in the United States and sparked outrage in the United States over racial bias in the American criminal justice system.
Dozens of protesters also gathered in front of the US Embassy in Berlin against the death of George Floyd.
Protesters wore face masks, waving flags and calling for justice for Floyd. Dozens of protesters took to the streets in Newcullen’s multicultural neighborhood, chanting, “I can’t breathe.” Graffiti depicting Floyd and inscriptions with his last words, “I can’t breathe,” appeared in a famous Berlin neighborhood this week.