While thousands of people protested all across the United States against police brutality after the death of George Floyd—an unarmed Black man who was killed by officer Derek Chauvin in Minneapolis on May 25—nations around the globe also showed up to declare their solidarity for the Black Lives Matter movement these last few days. Here are some of the most arresting scenes from the demonstrations that took place this past weekend.
In Toronto, thousands gathered on May 30 to protest against anti-Black racism and demand answers for the death of Regis Korchinski-Paquet, a 29-year-old Black woman who fell from her balcony while police were present in her home.
— Ara (@MINAHATESYOU) May 30, 2020
Protesters also marched in downtown Montreal on May 31 until the police ordered everyone to leave immediately.
what the #MontrealProtest ACTUALLY looked like before police decided to come in and tear gas for no fucking reason: a thread
PLZ SHARE don’t let the media flip this protest into something it wasn’t #BlackLivesMatter ✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿❤️ pic.twitter.com/5xVRbzUoIJ
— julz ✨ (@besnosj) June 1, 2020
Warning to the #manifencours : Because of the infractions that are committed, we order everyone to disperse and leave the area immediately.
— Police Montréal (@SPVM) June 1, 2020
In Vancouver, about a thousand people also rallied in front of the Vancouver Art Museum.
Vancouver’s protest came strong today. pic.twitter.com/7HeroIPzz7
— – (@ASAPBlacky420) June 1, 2020
A sign from the Vancouver protest right now. Don't forget it. pic.twitter.com/0JSxZ7tpYw
— David Nguyen (@euthanasian) June 1, 2020
In Calgary, a rally took place at Fish Creek Provincial Park on May 31, at River Walk Plaza on June 1, at 10th Street Bridge in Kensington on June 3, and another one is expected on June 6 outside Calgary City Hall.
We are at Fish Creek Provincial Park for the first of many anti-racism protests planned in #yyc over the death of #GeorgeFloyd. About 100 or so people here. @calgaryherald @calgarysun pic.twitter.com/BfbG6hm46u
— Alanna Smith (@alanna_smithh) May 31, 2020
In Ottawa, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau participated in a peaceful anti-racism demonstration on June 5 at Parliament Hill.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau attends anti-racism protest at Parliament Hill, takes a knee with demonstrators. Ottawa event is one of many taking place across the country this weekend. https://t.co/YQWfa2Btjz pic.twitter.com/yMC3ExbUPw
— CBC News Alerts (@CBCAlerts) June 5, 2020
People gathered in Central London on May 31, chanting “Black Lives Matter!” and “No justice! No peace!” at Trafalgar Square. Some demonstrators also went to the U.S. Embassy, and some marched on Downing Street.
London shows its support for George Floyd as the #BlackLivesMatter protests continue.
— Complex UK (@complex_uk) May 31, 2020
Rallies in front of the U.S. Embassy and Brandenburg Gate in Berlin took place on May 30 and 31.
— Carl Nasman (@CarlNasman) May 30, 2020
Thousands of New Zealanders rallied in Auckland on Monday, June 1.
— Plantation Conversations (@PlantationConvo) June 1, 2020
Demonstrators in Copenhagen rallied in front of the U.S. Embassy on Sunday, May 31.
Black Lives Matter protest in Copenhagen, Denmark today. This is worldwide. To every american risking their lives by protesting, we protest with you. #blacklivesmatter #justiceforgeorgefloyd #nojusticenopeace pic.twitter.com/wIj9gr3eW3
— Rebecca (@bodiedbex) May 31, 2020
People held a candlelight vigil to honour George Floyd in Mashhad on May 30.
This is beautiful.
Feelings of anger, injustice and outrage over George Floyd’s cold-blooded murder in broad daylight spread to Iran.
Iranians hold a candlelight vigil to honor his memory in the city of Mashhad. pic.twitter.com/jpMSM1rEJo
— Sarah Abdallah (@sahouraxo) May 30, 2020
A protest in Ireland also took place in front of the U.S. Embassy in Dublin on June 1.
— Sorcha Pollak (@SorchaPollak) June 1, 2020
Protest in Dublin, Ireland Solidarity for George Floyd and the Black Community! Brothers & Sister We are all United! Stop the injustice now! ✊♥ Europe / George Floyd Protest 🌎 pic.twitter.com/LCKAfJFEpI
— Suzy (@IrishSuzy) June 1, 2020
In Amsterdam, a peaceful protest took place at Dam Square on June 2.
— prod.JJK⁷ ⟭⟬ 💜 (@LoveIsPurplee) June 3, 2020
In France, thousands of people rallied even though authorities have banned protests on June 2.
GUYS LOOK AT FRENCH PEOPLE PROTESTING, THE SOUND OH MY GOD, YES FRANCE FINALLY GO PROTEST#BlackLivesMattter
— 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗱.𝗝𝗞 ⁷ (@taehymin) June 2, 2020