BERLIN (AP) — Tens of thousands of people have rallied in cities from Australia to Europe to honor George Floyd and voice their support for the Black Lives Matter movement. Demonstrators in Paris tried to gather in front of the U.S. Embassy, defying restrictions imposed by authorities because of the coronavirus pandemic. They were met by riot police. The worldwide events on Saturday are part of a wave of solidarity with protests over Floyd's death and also are highlighting racial discrimination outside the United States. In Brisbane, Australia, organizers say about 30,000 people gathered, forcing police to close down two major streets. Some 15,000 people joined a protest in Berlin, which police said passed peacefully.
Posted at 10:51 PM, Jun 05, 2020
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