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From NY to New Zealand: Protests for Justice for Black Lives

Lead Photo: A U.S. flag burns outside of Bellevue Square Mall while looting takes place on May 31, 2020 in Bellevue, Washington. Protests due to the recent death of George Floyd took place in Bellevue in addition to Seattle, with looting in Bellevue and at least one burned automobile there. Photo by David Ryder/Getty Images
A U.S. flag burns outside of Bellevue Square Mall while looting takes place on May 31, 2020 in Bellevue, Washington. Protests due to the recent death of George Floyd took place in Bellevue in addition to Seattle, with looting in Bellevue and at least one burned automobile there. Photo by David Ryder/Getty Images

There have been consistent protests over the last few weeks sparked by the senseless death of George Floyd but fueled by centuries of injustices only made more known recently due to recordings. Although en masse protests have not been reported in Latin America as of yet, many other countries have added their voice to the call for change. We don’t foresee this momentum slowing down anytime soon and will keep you updated as things unfold.

In London, some were seen with signs demanding justice for Belly Mujinga, a Black woman who was assaulted at her workplace (Victoria station). She contracted the coronavirus and died shortly after. In other countries like New Zealand and Germany, many folks showed up in force as well, with fútbol player Jadon Sancho sending a clear call for justice on the field.

In the United States, at least ten states responded to calls to action. New York and California have a history of showing up and showing out in moments like this and this time was no different. On Saturday, Mayor Eric Garcetti called the National Guard in. This marks the first time that happens since the Rodney King riots in 1992. In larger cities like New York, a sea of people of all backgrounds showed up to protest in different boroughs; over a hundred people were arrested in Brooklyn.

Here’s a look at a few of the protests so far:

California, US:

Los Angeles, California. Getty Images

 

Los Angeles, California. Getty Images

 

London, England:

London, England. Getty Images

 

London, England. Getty Images

New York, US:

Brentwood, New York. Getty Images

 

Brooklyn, New York. Getty Images

Berlin, Germany:

Berlin, Germany. Getty Images

 

Paderborn, Germany. Getty Images

Colorado, US:

Denver, Colorado. Getty Images

 

Denver, Colorado. Getty Images

Auckland, New Zealand:

Auckland, New Zealand. Getty Images

Georgia, US:

Atlanta, Georgia. Getty Images

 

Atlanta, Georgia. Getty Images

Florida, US:

Miami, Florida. Getty Images

 

Miami, Florida. Getty Images

Washington, US:

Washington, DC. Getty Images

Minnesota, US

 

Minneapolis, Minnesota. Getty Images