Thousands of people around the world protest the death of George Floyd in a global show of solidarity

See protests over George Floyd's death spread to Europe

Over the weekend, protesters gathered in London, Berlin, and Auckland, among other cities, to protest police brutality in solidarity with American crowds.

In London, protesters demonstrated in Trafalgar Square Sunday morning, defying Britain’s closing rules that prohibit large gatherings.

Some participants marched to the United States Embassy in the capital area, Nine Elms.


Crowds gathered in Berlin in front of the United States Embassy on Saturday and Sunday. Participants wore facial masks and carried signs that said “Black lives matter” and “Justice cannot wait.”

People attend a demonstration against racism in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin on Sunday.


Chants of “without justice, without peace” were heard on the streets of Copenhagen on Sunday as protesters marched for Floyd’s death. Some protested in front of the United States Embassy in the Danish capital.

People protest during a Black Lives Matter rally in front of the United States Embassy in Copenhagen, Denmark, on Sunday.


In Milan, crowds held a flashmob near the city’s American consulate on Thursday.

A crowd of people gather in front of the American consulate in Milan, Italy, on May 28.

New Zealand

Protests over Floyd’s murder took place in multiple locations in New Zealand on Monday. Thousands of people held demonstrations and vigils in places like Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.

Protesters march down Queen Street in Auckland, New Zealand, on Monday.


Several protests also took place in Canada over the weekend, when crowds demonstrated against the alleged police brutality.

On Saturday, protesters in Toronto chanted slogans associated with the Back Lives Matter movement.

And on Sunday, thousands gathered in Vancouver in a show of solidarity with American protesters.

Protesters chanting slogans during a Toronto rally on May 30.
Thousands of people gather for a peaceful demonstration to protest racism in Vancouver on May 31.

More international demonstrations are expected in the coming days, as unrest in the United States continues over Floyd’s death.

At least three demonstrations have been planned in various Australian cities. One is scheduled in Sydney on Tuesday, one for Brisbane on Saturday and one for Melbourne on Saturday,

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Thousands have been marked as attendees on each of the Facebook event pages of the protests.

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