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Thousands attend Black Lives Matter demonstration in London

June 6, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - MAY 26: Protestors march on Hiawatha Avenue while decrying the killing of George Floyd on May 26, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Floyd was killed yesterday while in the custody of Minneapolis Police. (Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images)

Thousands of peaceful protesters gathered at London’s Parliament Square on Saturday as part of a Black Lives Matter demonstration in solidarity with protests taking place across the United States.

Thousands of peaceful protesters gathered at London’s Parliament Square on Saturday as part of a Black Lives Matter demonstration in solidarity with protests taking place across the United States.

The protest, which has so far proven to be entirely peaceful, was organized following unrest in the US over the killing of George Floyd by police officers in Minneapolis.

“I feel that what happened in the US was just a spark, that sparked everywhere…I do think George Floyd’s death sparked it across the world and I think it’s amazing,” one protester told CNN on Saturday.

While little social distancing has been observed at the demonstration, people have been seen handing out free masks and gloves to protect protesters from spreading the virus.

This comes after an elderly white man peacefully protesting was seen on video being pushed to the ground and seriously injured by Buffalo Police on Thursday.

A Philadelphia police inspector facing charges for allegedly striking a student protester on the head with a metal baton is no longer on patrol duty, according to public media station WHYY.

Roughly 20 adults were arrested and one juvenile was detained during demonstrations and protests that started out peaceful in downtown Portland, Oregon, on Friday, according to the Portland Police Department.

As night descended on what Portland police are calling the eighth day of protests, officers say demonstrators started hurling bricks, glass bottles, fireworks, some frozen water bottles, sharp blades, ball bearings, mortars, batteries and other projectiles at police.

Sheinbaum was reacting to reports of police violence committed against a female teenage protester in front of the US embassy in Mexico City on Friday.

Demonstrations have flared up in Mexico in recent days in solidarity with protests in the United States and further afield following the murder of George Floyd, who was killed in police custody in Minneapolis last month.

Protesters have gathered in major cities across Australia demanding justice over minority deaths in police custody in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement.

The Virginia State Police issued 43 charges on Friday after a group of protesters entered the main interstate highway, the I-95, in Prince William County.

Corinne Geller, public relations director of the Virginia State Police, said in an emailed statement that the protesters were charged with unlawful assembly, obstructing free passage of others and obstruction of justice after they blocked all travel on the interstate, including in the express lanes.

According to police, the group of about 75 people entered the interstate at Exit 152, marched north on the I-95 and entered the express lanes before heading south, where they were approached by state troopers.

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