«Silent Protest» planned after the death of George Floyd

«Silent Protest» planned after the death of George Floyd

Once again on Saturday (June 6, 2020) in Berlin numerous people want to demonstrate against racism after the death of the African-American George Floyd.

Demonstrationen

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A participant in a rally against the violent death of George Floyd by a policeman holds up a poster in front of the U.S. Embassy reading "Racism kills".

Please note that the venue has been changed at short notice by the organizer. In the original article the Potsdamer Platz was mentioned as the venue.
They want to meet at Alexanderplatz at 14.00 hours. According to the police, 1500 participants are registered. Calls for "silent demos" have been published on the Internet in numerous cities in Germany. "No to racism" and "Black Lives Matter", they say.

Silent Protest: 1500 persons are announced

Floyd had died on May 25 after a brutal police operation in the US metropolis of Minneapolis. After his death there were protests and sometimes riots in several cities in the USA.

Participants should appear in black clothing

The initiators of the protests in Germany wrote: "Discrimination, social and economic exclusion, as well as physical attacks up to the murder of people with black skin colour are a global problem. With the demonstrations they wanted to set an example together. On some Internet sites, participants were asked to appear in black clothing.

Two peaceful protests last weekend

Already last weekend, many people took to the streets in Berlin. 1500 demonstrators marched through Kreuzberg on Sunday. On Saturday (May 30, 2020) about 2000 people had protested in front of the US embassy in Berlin.

Source: dpa

| Last edited: Friday, 5. June 2020 21:08 Uhr

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