The whole world is finally taking a stand against racism, following the killing of Black American George Floyd. It's been a necessary awakening that this is everyone's battle. We should all be allies. It is everyone's duty to stop - no matter what colour your skin.
Largely, the images portrayed of the protests across the US and the rest of the world have shown violence and destruction. And while those things have happened at times - people are angry, and they are tired - they are by far outweighed by peaceful protests attesting the same fundamental point: racism is wrong, and we won't stand for it.
Here are some of the most moving moments of peaceful protesting captured over the last few days, and shared on social media:
Protestors fist-bumping police after a successfully peaceful protest in New York
Niagara Falls, New York. Protestors fist bumping police after a successful peaceful protest❤️✊ pic.twitter.com/h4GQOhM9ce— nico (@___neezy) June 1, 2020
The joy of two different protest groups meeting in Houston
Protestors getting down on one knee in Trafalgar Square, London
the crowd takes a knee whilst chanting “no justice, no peace” pic.twitter.com/1sQhRIBoMS— Ben Smoke (@bencsmoke) May 31, 2020
Dancing in New Jersey
White privilege exercised in a useful way in Denver
Silence... and then saying his name in Minneapolis
Peaceful protest in Minneapolis. Share this. Post this. It’s not exciting, it’s not shocking, but it is POWERFUL. pic.twitter.com/tOIjXrPyJJ— Bi Nguyen “killer bee” (@killerbeemma) May 31, 2020
People lay down for 8 minutes and 46 seconds in Tacoma, the same amount of time as George Floyd was held down
Tacoma earlier today. We laid down for 8 minutes and 46 seconds, which was how long George Floyd was held down for. The second peaceful protest in Tacoma, you won’t see it on the news though. pic.twitter.com/M23aIo2nlC— ash (@asheeknees_) June 2, 2020
Thousands take a stand together in Denver
Police kneeling with protestors
A protesting llama in Portland
Why was this llama doing more than some of y’all today! He was out there protesting and everything pic.twitter.com/lzlJ4yFMKh— Nakaycha Dent 🏳️🌈 (@nuhkaysha) June 3, 2020
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