TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Thousands gathered in central Amsterdam on Monday to attend an anti-racism demonstration, held in solidarity with similar rallies held in the United States following the death of George Floyd.
Protesters can be seen with their fists in the air, carrying placards and chanting slogans. Many wore face masks as a precaution against the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Protests and demonstrations have taken place across the world, having begun in the US in reaction to Floyd’s death, with riots and looting also occurring in some areas.
Floyd, a Houston native, died in Minneapolis earlier this week after a police officer knelt on his neck for almost nine minutes as he was recorded saying, “I can’t breathe” and “Don’t kill me.”
Four officers involved in the incident have since been fired. The officer who knelt on Floyd was arrested and charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter on Friday.