George Floyd protests and rallies spread to London, Berlin

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Nearly one week after protests in the U.S. over the death of George Floyd, people in Europe are showing solidarity with the protesters’ message. In London, hundreds of people gathered at Trafalgar Square for a Black Lives Matter rally. They marched up to the Houses of Parliament and the U.S. embassy. In Berlin, several hundred protesters also staged a rally outside the U.S. embassy. They wore face masks and waved banners, chanting “I can’t breathe.” #protests #GeorgeFloyd

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In This Story: George Floyd

George Floyd was an African-American man who died on 25th May 2020 in Powderhorn, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, following police arrest. Video recording by a witness, showing Floyd repeating “Please”, “I can’t breathe”, and “Don’t kill me”, was widely circulated on social media platforms and broadcast by media. The incident led to widespread protests across the United States.

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