IN PICS: Spain protests in BLM solidarity over George Floyd death

IN PICS: Spain protests in BLM solidarity over George Floyd death
People take part in a protest over the police killing of George Floyd in the USA, on June 1, 2020 in Barcelona. Photo: AFP
People in Spain have joined those protesting over the death of George Floyd at the hands of a police office in Minneapolis, staging their own demonstrations in solidarity.

Dozens of people gathered in Barcelona and Madrid to call for “Justice for George”.


People take part in a protest over the police killing of George Floyd in the USA, on June 1, 2020 in Barcelona.Photo: AFP

Under the message #BlackLivesMatter people took to the streets in Madrid and Barcelona, wearing masks and attempting to keep two metres apart as social distancing measures require.


A protestor in a facemask with the last words heard by George Floyd as he was pinned to the ground by a police officer. Photo: AFP

 

 

 


Demonstrators observe a minute of silence at the end of a protest on June 1, 2020 in Barcelona. Photo: AFP

Barcelona-based street artist TV Boy daubed a memorial for George Floyd. 

 

New peaceful protests have been called for June 7th in both Madrid and Barcelona at 11am on Sunday. Madrid's protest will take place outside the US Embassy on Calle Serrano, 75 and the Barcelona one will meet in Plaza Sant Jaume.

 

 


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