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Entertainment Death of George Floyd: the whole planet is mobilizing against racism

02:45  07 june  2020
02:45  07 june  2020 Source:   leparisien.fr

Dalai Lama blames George Floyd's death on racism

  Dalai Lama blames George Floyd's death on racism The Dalai Lama has deplored the death of George Floyd in Minnesota and blamed discrimination and racism for it. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); The exiled Tibetan leader gave a virtual teaching about compassion to his followers during a webcast Friday morning from his home in India's Dharamsala.

Anti - racism rallies have also been taking place in other countries. Parliament Square in central London was filled with people supporting the Black Lives Matter movement, despite calls by the British government to avoid mass gatherings for fear of spreading the coronavirus.

'I remember George Floyd as me' Jump to media player Crowds of people paid their respects to George Floyd at the spot where he was killed in Minneapolis. Crowds have gathered in UK cities to protest over the death of George Lloyd. Thousands turned out, despite official advice to avoid mass

Washington (Etats-Unis), le 6 juin. Les grandes villes américaines ont vu des manifestations monstres contre le racisme envahir les rues. © AFP / Drew Angerer Washington (United States), June 6. Big cities in the United States have seen massive demonstrations against racism take over the streets.

Giant demonstrations against racism and police violence took place yesterday in major American cities. In Minneapolis, the city where the black George Floyd was killed on May 25, the demonstrators did not take off. It is the eleventh day of gathering in a row. But the mobilization is massive throughout the country, from Washington to Los Angeles, from New York to Houston.

In Washington, police chief Peter Newsham expected a record number of protesters: "Everything suggests that it will be one of the biggest demonstrations that we have ever had in the city. The White House has become a fortress. The police, but also special units of the American army, and elements of the National Guard have invested the city, transforming the capital into a veritable entrenched camp, to the chagrin of the mayor of the capital Muriel Bowser, who paint "Black Lives Matter" in giant letters on the street outside the White House. The presence of massively deployed law enforcement officials could heighten tensions, she said in substance. At the start of the afternoon, the atmosphere seemed good-natured, almost family-oriented, but determined, with many demonstrators holding up signs reminiscent of Martin Luther King.

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 Death of George Floyd: heart Heart "broken" by the death of George Floyd, which provoked protests across the United States, Céline Dion denounces racism and violence . © Kendrick / ABACA From Minneapolis to Washington, via Los Angeles and Austin, Americans take to the streets across the United States to demand with one voice the end of police violence and racism.

Thousands of people have gathered in Sydney, Australia to protest against mistreatment of its indigenous population and support Black Lives Matter movement. The death of George Floyd has sparked protests against police brutality around the world.

The Floyd case has reignited deep-seated anger over police killings of black Americans and racism . Demonstrators have taken to the streets - not At an emotional news conference in Minneapolis, Roxie Washington, the mother of George Floyd 's six-year-old daughter Gianna, said he was a good man.

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- Muriel Bowser (@MurielBowser) June 5, 2020

In New York, under curfew since the start of the week, tensions were mounting at the start of the following- midday. All of the personnel have been deployed. Protests were held in Manhattan, of course, but large processions were planned in every other district, from the Bronx to Queens and even Staten Island, the quietest of the districts, the only one to have voted for Trump in 2016.

A Manhattan, from the end of the morning, helicopters flew over Union Square. One of the processions started from there and ended in Central Park, in a surreal setting, most of the stores having been protected with large plaques. From time to time, small groups escaped from the main procession, closely watched by the police.

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Protests over the death of George Floyd were held in cities around world on Saturday, magnifying the voices of those speaking out against racism Taylor Guary, fanning herself in the humid air, said she had come to the church from nearby Fayetteville, where Mr. Floyd ’s was born, “to support the Floyd

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What do the demonstrators want? The immediate objective is the end of police violence. Minneapolis has already prohibited its police force the most brutal police actions, including the "restricted carotid", the city of Seattle has prohibited the use of certain types of tear gas and the mayor of New York has promised increased surveillance of law enforcement tactics. But since the serious riots in Los Angeles in 1992, progress has been non-existent, denounced a Californian collective last week.

“Racism in America is like dust in the air”

Beyond the brutality of the police, it is the questioning of a systemic racism, the same racism that Luther denounced King more than 60 years ago, who animated the demonstrators.

The crowd in Philly is ... unfathomable? I can’t even guess. Unbelievable. pic.twitter.com/02ZIcyTXW5

Loud silence: "Silent Demos" planned against racism

 Loud silence: In Stuttgart, Karlsruhe and Mannheim, people with silent "Silent Demos" want to protest against racism this Saturday. The occasion is the death of African American George Floyd, who died in the United States on May 25 after a policeman had kneeled his neck for minutes. "Racism is also active in Germany," said the organizer of the Stuttgart demo, Nadia Asiamah. © Photo: Uwe Anspach / dpa A graffiti, candles, flowers and stones in memory of George Floyd in Mannheim.

against the death of an African-American man, George Floyd , while calling for an end to systemic racism in Australia and Aboriginal deaths in police custody. Thousands of protesters were expected to gather for anti - racism protests in France and Germany, following marches that drew thousands in

Australia protests highlight indigenous deaths Jump to media player Tens of thousands have been protesting across the country in support of the Black ‘As a black American I am terrified’ Jump to media player After the death of George Floyd , young African-Americans in Minneapolis say they are

- Bradford Pearson (@BradfordPearson) June 6, 2020

"Racism in America is like dust in the air," Kareem Abdul-Jabbar recently wrote in "Los Angeles Times ", one of the legends of American basketball, he seems invisible, even if he suffocates you, as long as you do not let the sun penetrate. If we let this light shine, then we can hope to clean it.

In unison with the United States, tens of thousands of people around the world rallied to express their outrage. In Sydney, Australia, nearly 20,000 people paraded. And demonstrations have been organized all over the country, where this affair finds many echoes, especially in relation to the Aborigines.

In London, but also in Manchester, thousands of people across the United Kingdom ignored the instructions to distance themselves from the coronavirus. In Germany too, where 10,000 people gathered on Alexanderplatz in Berlin. Even the Bayern Munich players showed their solidarity by warming up yesterday with a t-shirt bearing the inscription "Red card against racism". In the central square of Turin, eight minutes of silence were observed. While in Tunis, 200 people claimed to be able to “breathe” in the face of racism. Even the very wise Switzerland mobilized with 5,000 people on the streets of Basel. Never seen.

Ujah for a stronger fight against racism .
football professional Anthony Ujah from Bundesliga club 1. FC Union Berlin demands more sustainability in the fight against racism. © Photo: Soeren Stache / dpa-Zentralbild / dpa Anthony Ujah called the latest protests in the Bundesliga after the death of the African American George Floyd in the USA «super». «It's not just a week or two now.

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