in Washington, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, London, Berlin, Paris, Sydney and
elsewhere, with turnout reaching the tens of thousands in some cities.
alone hosted a dozen different rallies. In Chicago there were at least five,
and in New York City, protesters turned out to dozens of events in all five
filled the streets in cities around the world Saturday, staging some of the
largest and most peaceful protests against racism since a 46-year-old black
man, George Floyd, was killed on Memorial Day after a Minneapolis police
officer knelt on his neck.
weekend protests were huge but almost entirely peaceful, but tensions were
growing in several cities overnight with reports of flash bangs used in Seattle
and a man driving a car into protesters in Brooklyn.
reported they made no arrests as an estimated 30,000 people thronged the
streets there Saturday afternoon.
attracted more children and families than the events of recent days. In
Atlanta, a band played for people on the street. In Philadelphia, the mayor and
police chief knelt in solidarity with demonstrators. Even Vidor, Tex., a small
town known for a history of Ku Klux Klan rallies and excluding blacks after
sundown, held a small rally.
have also provided new fodder for the movement to end police brutality, as
cellphone videos have emerged showing police using aggressive tactics against