Minneapolis Protests Spreads Worldwide

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Day 69: Stay Safe Minnesota

Protests initially started in Twin Cities now have spread around the globe with condemnation of George Floyd’s death by Minneapolis police.

‘Floyd’s killing while in police custody sparked mass protests in Minnesota and across the country following after video surfaced of Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin restraining Floyd as the man pleaded that he couldn’t breathe’ writes MPR News.

The protest is supported by many celebrities and sports figures by donating to bail-relief funds across the US. Many big US tech companies are also reported to responding George Floyd’s death, ensuing protests and systemic racism including Apple, Amazon, Microsoft and others.

World Leaders React

The Wall Street Journal writes in a headline U.S. Protests Spark Reactions Around the World, From Citizens to Leaders. The Guardian editorial reads ‘Rotten racism’: newspapers around the world react to George Floyd protests.

World leaders are reported to be voicing concerns about ongoing protests in US. The following tweets from Reuters shows Canadian Prime Mister Justin Trudeau, reacting to U.S. federal police removing protesters near White House.

The Time headline reads ‘The Edge of an Abyss.’ How the World’s Newspapers Are Responding As the U.S. Descends Into Chaos.

Show Must be Paused Movement

To-day internet is celebrating the #BlackoutTuesday and #TheShowMustBePaused around the globe to protest Gerge Floyd death by Minneapolis police officer. The Show Must Be Paused website states: “It is a day to take a beat for an honest, reflective and productive conversation about what actions we need to collectively take to support the Black community”. According to CNN reporting, “It’s Blackout Tuesday, a day promoted by activists to observe, mourn and bring about policy change in the wake of the death of George Floyd.”

Worldwide Protests

The CNN reports that “people from London to Amsterdam to Rio have staged demonstrations in solidarity with protesters in the US.New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said she was “horrified” by George Floyd’s death. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said racism was “real in the United States but it’s also in Canada.” Iran’s judiciary chief, Hojjatoleslam Raeesi, blasted the US and said leaders should stand trial for “deliberate homicide and racial discrimination.” A top EU diplomat said Floyd’s death was an abuse of power and must be renounced.”

CNN reporters Zamira Rahim and Rob Picheta write Thousands around the world protest George Floyd’s death in global display of solidarity. “Their anger over the killing of the unarmed black man has now spread worldwide.Over the weekend demonstrators gathered in London, Berlin and Auckland, France, Denmark, Italy, Syria, Brazil, Mexico, Ireland, New Zealand, Canada, Poland, Australia among other cities, to protest against police brutality in solidarity with the US crowds”.

Coronavirus Pandemic Watch

According to the MDH latest tally (as of June 2, 11 a.m.) the confirmed COVID-19 cases in Minnesota are 25,508 (out of 258,747 tested) with 1,072 deaths. According to Johns Hopkins database (as of June 2, 12:30 a.m.) there are 1,820,523 confirmed covid19 infection with 105,644 deaths. Globally the covid19 virus has infected 6,325,303 with 377,460 deaths.

The cover photo used in this post is taken from the CNN protest image gallery archive.