Anti-racism protests take place worldwide

·Editor

Across America and in countries around the world, people are taking to the streets to protest the death of George Floyd and acts of racially-motivated violence by police against members of the Black community.

According to a private coroner’s report, Floyd was murdered on May 25 after a Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes, causing him to asphyxiate.

Following Floyd’s death and a series of other devastating incidents this year, including a two-month delay in murder charges for the shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery by two white men, and the death of Breonna Taylor after police entered her apartment with a warrant for illegal drugs and shot her, tensions between law enforcement and the Black community and allies is at a fevered pitch in the U.S. Other marginalized communities as well as white allies have joined members of the Black community in protesting the actions of law enforcement officials and are demanding respect and fairness, regardless of the colour of their skin.