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Protesters rally in London, Berlin over George Floyd’s death

Hundreds of people protested in London and Berlin on Sunday in solidarity with demonstrations in the United States over the death of a black man shown on video gasping for breath as a white policeman knelt on his neck in Minneapolis.

A person holds up a sign during a protest against the death in Minneapolis police custody of African-American man George Floyd in front of the US Embassy in London, Britain, on May 31, 2020. Photo: Reuters/John Sibley

The protesters knelt in central London’s Trafalgar Square, chanting “No justice, no peace”, and then marched past the Houses of Parliament and finished up outside the US Embassy.

A man wearing a face mask holds up a sign during a protest against the death in Minneapolis police custody of African-American man George Floyd, in front of the US Embassy at Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany, on May 31, 2020. Photo: Reuters/Christian Mang

Several hundred protesters also staged a rally outside the US Embassy in Berlin, holding up posters saying “Justice for George Floyd”, “Stop killing us” and “Who’s neckst”.

People holding signs while standing next to a police officer during a protest against the death in Minneapolis police custody of African-American man George Floyd, in London, Britain, on May 31, 2020. Photo: Reuters/John Sibley

The death of George Floyd after his arrest on Monday has triggered a tide of protests in the United States, unleashing long simmering rage over racial bias in the US criminal justice system.

People protest against the death in Minneapolis police custody of African-American man George Floyd, at Hermannplatz square in Neukoelln district, Berlin, Germany, on May 31, 2020. Photo: Reuters/Christian Mang

Some rallies have turned violent as demonstrators blocked traffic, set fires and clashed with riot police, some of whom fired tear gas and plastic bullets in an effort to restore order.

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