In the year 1963, American civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. said during a speech, “I have a dream” that talks about the racism coming to an end in the United States of America. For a long period of time, people with black skin color have faced racism and discrimination. Recently a Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin killed an innocent black man, George Floyd. The police officer was kneeling on the neck of George Floyd, while he kept on saying he could not breathe. The horrifying event got captured on a video and share on various social media platforms. This ultimately triggered, and the Black Lives Matter protest started taking place.
The protest first started in the USA but spread like wildfire across the world. People have joined the street to ask justice for George Floyd and all the black people killed without reason or to end racism. Even though there is a pandemic going on, people have still joined the protest to demand justice. George Floyd kept pleading to the police officer by saying, “I can’t breathe.” Protestors have used this phase and made slogans. Let us see how people from around the world have started to protest.
The Dutch protestors met near the Erasmus Bridge to march and show they support the black lives matter protest. A political party, The Democrats 66, has called for a ban on police chokehold in their police force.
Tokyo saw two protests taking place in the Shibuya Station where protestors held signs “Black lives matter” and “Stop racism in Japan!” People have started to demand racism to stop in Japan and all over the world and for justice for everyone that dies due to police torture.
Thousands of protestors gathered around Alexanderplatz Square and remained silent for 8 minutes and 46 seconds, the time George Floyd was pinned down unable to breathe to show their tribute. Dozens of protest took place in Germany over the weekend to show their support for the movement.
The Dallas Police Department asked the people to post videos of illegal activity protest in their iWatch Dallas App. But the Korean people started to upload fan-recorded video, also known as fancams of various artists. This has made the police have a hard time tracking down the protestor’s actions.
Apart from this, people from all over the world showed their protest and raised the voice regarding the gruesome act on a number of social media platforms.