George Floyd: Peaceful Protest to Take Place in Prague This Saturday

On Saturday, June 6, in Old Town Square, supporters will gather at 4 p.m. for a “Justice for George Floyd” rally.

The event is described in a Facebook listing as being hosted by For Human Decency activist group in solidarity with the Minneapolis uprising and against systemic oppression.”

Attendees are encouraged to bring material that reads the last words of Goerge Floyd or something more personal as long as it is in line with the purpose of the event.

Floyd, an unarmed black man, died on 25 May in Minneapolis after a white police officer, Derek Chauvin, knelt on his neck for nine minutes while Floyd repeatedly complained that he could not breathe.

Demonstrators launched their own protests in the United Kingdom, Germany, and Poland over the weekend.

In Berlin, protesters gathered Sunday outside the U.S. Embassy, demonstrating for a second day.

People sit at a protest in front of the U.S. Embassy in Berlin on Saturday. Odd Anderson/AFP via Getty Images

 

Thousands demonstrated on Sunday in London, according to the BBC, to protest Floyd’s death and police brutality.

The protest was concentrated in central London, with hundreds taking a knee in Trafalgar Square for nine minutes, signifying the amount of time the former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin pinned Floyd to the ground.

Demonstrators block the road as they gather outside the U.S. Embassy in London on Sunday. Justin Tallis/AFP via Getty Images

 

Residents in Krakow, Poland gathered at the city’s US consulate on Sunday evening. Some lit candles in a tribute to Floyd.
A man lights a candle in front of the US Consulate in Krakow on Sunday, May 31.
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