Death of George Floyd: Protests against police brutality continue across Europe

InternationalDeath of George Floyd: Protests against police brutality continue across Europe

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Death of George Floyd: Protests against police brutality continue across Europe

Washington: Protesters have taken to the streets across the world – in Hong Kong, Spain, Italy and the UK – as demonstrations against police brutality and racism entered their 13th day following the death of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man who was killed by police in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on May 25.

English Protesters throw slave trader statue into harbor
Anti-racism protesters in the southwestern England port city of Bristol have toppled the statue of a prominent slave trader and dumped it into the harbor.

Footage from local broadcaster ITV News West Country shows demonstrators attach ropes to the statue of Edward Colston before pulling it down on Sunday and eventually dumping it into the harbor. Images on social media show protesters appearing to kneel on the statue’s neck, recalling how a white Minneapolis police officer used his knee to pin down George Floyd’s neck before his death.

Protesters in Virginia toppled Confederate statue
US demonstrators toppled a statue of Confederate General Williams Carter Wickham from its pedestal after a day of mostly peaceful demonstrations across Virginia on Saturday.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reported that most of the demonstrators had already dispersed when a rope was tied around the Confederate statue, which has stood since 1891 in Richmond’s Monroe Park. In 2017, some of Wickham’s descendants urged the city to remove the statue.

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