As protesters ran a spotlight on injustice in America polished, is the global Reckoning

As protesters ran a spotlight on injustice in America polished, is the global Reckoning

When the rights London lawyer and activist women Shola Mos Shogbamimu first hear the news of George Floyd on May 25, it has been good reaction raw anger. “George Floyd every black person in the video was,” he says. “Each of us can identify with the knee on the neck, not relax, with this, the pressure is increased to suffocate us.” The last words of Floyd: “I can not breathe,” were emblazoned on posters and sung by crowds of Sydney in Cape Town, Paris to Seoul, who gathered to global solidarity protests since May 30, ” we are trying to show that, even if they have bombed and people lose and so called terrorists are, we still feel empathy. we still feel for people like George Floyd, who are oppressed in other parts of the world, “says the artist Syrian Aziz Asmar, who painted a mural of Floyd on the ruins of a bombed building in Idlib. With the systemic inequalities pandemic crown and naked racial discrimination, establishing, taking people around the world, the time to push for change in their countries. As they stand in solidarity with the protesters in the US, they are calling for a showdown with the past and contemporary injustice in Europe and in the Pacific region. “Historically, it is a different trip,” says the activist of the British community Patrick Vernon. “But it’s still the same effect. Structural racism, stop and search, poverty, exclusion” In some countries, with the United States, a common ground, it is not hard to find. In France, where young Arab men and blacks were as likely as white men stopped 20 times by the police, thousands of people took to the streets of Paris, Marseille, Lyon and Lille have taken. Many are in the name of Adama TraorĂ©, 24, the protests of the Mali-French man who died in 2016 in police custody, while police say his death is responsible, are given an independent autopsy by the TraorĂ© family so it decided on June 2 that he died of suffocation due to the violent arrest. In Paris, the sister of justice, said crowds called: “What happens in the United States today, has brought to light what happened in France” mounted as a press 8 June, France announced a ban on Stranglehold arrest tactics. The protests have struck a chord in Australia and New Zealand, where the black and indigenous communities, the disproportionate level of control and violence protest in front. “We defend life black marched abroad and fighting for his life against our racist police,” arms Group countryside to NZ said in a statement after long marches were held in several cities in New Zealand on June 1 in Australia, where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander prisoners account for 28% of the prison population despite only 3.3% of the total population of tens of thousands they marched form at the national level, on 6 June racial profiling and police brutality. Meanwhile in London protests on June 6 and 7, a song of “The UK is not innocent” participated in these objectives the statement racism without evil ambiguities in the United States in the United Kingdom, are people of color almost 10 times as likely as their white counterparts stopped and searched, the police, according to police statistics. “As people of color and minorities, we are in danger, if there are infected with COVID,” said Landa George, who was wearing a mask as she stood in the square of Parliament in London on June 6 “, protested we have more at stake because we’re actually here. “Many activists are confident for the present, saying it is an opportunity in-equalities historic address. taken on June 7, the protesters in Bristol, England, along an old statue 125 years of slave trader and philanthropist Edward Colston and threw it into the city’s harbor. In Belgium, King Leopold II statue, the killing of some 10 million Congolese supervised, were vandalized in June. A statue of King Leopold Antwerp was after they lit the fire permanently damaged and removed on June 9 last week. “The protesters were shouting in King Leopold an amazing job of doing what it is: a colonizer and genocider” says scholar based in Brussels Adeola Aderemi. from Rhodes in 2015 at the University of Oxford, activists were fighting, a statue of the British imperialist Cecil Rhodes campus, inspired Remove needs movement in South Africa fall. And amid calls address past injustices, the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan announced on June 9, a review of the landmarks of the city and said that all the statues and street names with links “to be suspended slavery.” On the same day a merchant statue of Robert Milligan slaves from his base is located in West India Docks in London to “recognize the wishes of the community”, the UK channels and the river trust said. “There really is an opportunity for everyone to reflect critically on racist and racialized past,” the organizers Rhodes has to fall in Oxford said in an interview. Now, it is the black screw matter of protest posters in which the statue stood at Bristol Colston to get to grips with the past filled the urgency of now. -With reporting by Joseph Hincks / Istanbul, and Melissa Godin and Billy Perrigo / London This 2020 edition of Time seems to June 22.
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