People are sharing videos from peaceful protests in honour of George Floyd and Black Lives Matter
2 June 2020, 18:10
"Put this on the news."
For the past few days, people have been taking to the streets to march and protest in the name of George Floyd and Black Lives Matter.
Last week (May 25), George Floyd, a black man, was murdered by a white Minneapolis police officer. His death followed the killing of Breonna Taylor, a black woman, who was shot by a Louisville police officer in her own home (March 13).
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While you may be seeing a lot of videos on your timeline that show looting, vandalism or even excessive force used by police on unarmed protesters across the US, there have been hundreds of peaceful protests that have not been reported as widely.
From people taking a 9 minute moment of silence in honour of George Floyd, to moving and uplifting speeches, dances and peaceful marching, here are just some videos that have been shared on social media from the heart of the protests.
In Newark, New Jersey, protestors came together and danced in the street. (via @FrostyTheSkid)
Put this on the news. pic.twitter.com/YfXB2x6bcz— Frosty (@FrostyTheSkid) May 30, 2020
Author Frederick Joseph shared a video of a moving speech in Harlem, New York.
Harlem’s protest for George Floyd is very peaceful. Don’t let anyone lie. pic.twitter.com/98galxhKZ4— Frederick Joseph (@FredTJoseph) May 30, 2020
Protesters in Washington DC take a 9 minute moment of silence, the same length of time that the police officer had his knee on George Floyd's neck. (via Lukas Pietrzak)
A powerful moment as protestors take a 9 minute moment of silence outside of @NMAAHC in honor of #GeorgeFloyd #BlackLivesMatter #dcprotest pic.twitter.com/G05RihEMtj— Lukas Pietrzak (@Ltpietrzak) May 30, 2020
Protesters in Iowa where also kneeling in silence for 9 minutes, in a video shared by reporter Melody Mercado.
9 minute moment of silence and kneeling for #GeorgeFloyd here in Union Park.— Melody Mercado (@melodymercadotv) May 31, 2020
This is a community coming together in solidarity. @WHO13news pic.twitter.com/RpVgfuFXMi
Tessa Thompson shared scenes from a protest in Los Angeles with people taking a knee in tribute to George Floyd.
May 31, 2020
Laura Dern also shared footage from a peaceful march in Los Angeles.
In a video shared by Colorado Times Recorder, protesters in Colorado chanted "I can't breathe" for 9 minutes.
Incredible scene at Colorado’s Capitol right now. Thousands of protesters are lying face down with their hands behind their backs chanting “I can’t breathe.” They’re doing this for 9 mins. #copolitics #denverprotest #GeorgeFloyd pic.twitter.com/PaABvp8ZoM— Colorado Times Recorder (@COTimesRecorder) May 30, 2020
In Chicago, people marched peacefully in honour of black lives. (via Said Sarkic)
Incredible view of the #chicagoprotest #BLACK_LIVES_MATTER #GeorgeFloydProtests pic.twitter.com/KSB1apW2hV— Said Sarkic (@SaidSarkic) May 31, 2020
Hundreds of people came out in Cardiff, UK. In the video posted by @Jon_Konn, protesters chanted "no justice, no peace".
Cardiff protest today for #BlackLivesMatter . Can’t deny this turn out!! No justice, no peace ✊🏾! pic.twitter.com/ixXEeEjnzV— Rosa Parks should’ve taken cab (@Jon_Konn) May 31, 2020
In London, UK, protesters took to Trafalgar Square to show solidarity and support too. (via @jamsqu)
Hundreds gathered for #BlackLivesMatter protest at Trafalgar Square. Everyone kneeling, chanting ‘No justice, no peace’ ✊🏻 pic.twitter.com/s6FO9Pl6yX— jam squire (@jamsqu) May 31, 2020
JoJo shared a speech from the mother of an unarmed black man who was killed by Gardena police in California.
the mother of an unarmed black man who was killed by Gardena police #BlackLivesMatter #WeWantJustice #LosAngelesProtest pic.twitter.com/6SsfeE1kD8— JoJo. (@iamjojo) May 30, 2020