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: