More than two weeks after the death of George Floyd, momentum for the Black Lives Matter movement continues to spread around the world.
Thousands of protesters have gathered in demonstrations demanding an end to systemic racism and police brutality in cities across the US, Europe and Asia over the weekend, with photos giving a glimpse into a powerful moment in history, sparked by a horrific moment of injustice.
Floyd was killed last month after white police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck for almost nine minutes, as he pleaded for his life, saying, “I can’t breathe”. Chauvin and three other officers have been charged over the incident and all face up to 40 years in prison over the crime, but protesters have continued to take to the streets.
Thousands gathered in the city’s Piazza del Popolo for Saturday’s Black Lives Matter demonstration.
Large crowds of protesters were seen in Madrid in Spain carrying placards calling for an end to racism and justice for George Floyd and Breonna Taylor.
Protesters gather outside the US Embassy in London demanding reform to the police system and justice for Floyd.
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A Black Lives Matter protest took place in Holyrood Park in Edinburgh despite a call by First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon and others to find other forms of protest because of coronavirus lockdown rules.