Anti-Racism Protests Continue in US

Demonstrators are again taking to the streets in the U.S. this weekend to call for racial justice and an end to police brutality.Protests across the country have continued since May 25, when George Floyd, an African American man, died in police custody in the central U.S. city of Minneapolis.DC Protesters Pull Down, Burn Statue of Confederate GeneralCheering demonstrators jumped up and down as the 3.4-meter statue of Albert Pike – wrapped with chains – wobbled on its high granite pedestal before falling backward, landing in a pile of dustConfederate monuments, symbols of southern states that seceded from the U.S. in a failed attempt to preserve the enslavement of African Americans, have been the target of mounting criticism in recent decades, and particularly during this period of protests.Protests against racism are also taking place Saturday in other countries.A fourth weekend of anti-racism protests sparked by Floyd’s death are being held in parts of the United Kingdom. In Scotland, protesters in Edinburgh are calling for the removal of a statue of Henry Dundas, an 18th-century politician who delayed the abolition of slavery.In France, demonstrators are marching in Paris against racism and police brutalityand in memory of black men who died following encounters with French police or under suspicious circumstances.


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