Dozens of individuals gathered in entrance of the US Consulate in Hong Kong on Sunday to protest the death of American George Floyd, who died when a white police officer in Minneapolis knelt on his neck.
The protesters, primarily worldwide college students and members of Hong Kong`s League of Social Democrats, a political advocacy group for human rights, stood in the pouring rain holding pictures of Floyd and indicators that learn “Black Lives Matter”, a motion against racial injustice that has gone international in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic since Floyd`s death on May 25.
“It`s important to get our message across to others around the world to remind them that even though we are far away, we are with them 100% in spirit – black lives matter,” 28-year-old Quinland Anderson, stated whereas holding a banner.
Floyd died after a white officer detaining him knelt on his neck for practically 9 minutes as different officers stood close by.
The protest in Hong Kong got here after 1000’s of individuals took to the streets in European and Asian cities on Saturday, demonstrating in the help of U.S. protests against police brutality. Tens of 1000’s of individuals marched from the Lincoln Memorial to the White House in Washington D.C. later in the day.
Police reminded protesters of Hong Kong`s to restrict of eight folks per gathering, a rule put in place as the town seeks to comprise the coronavirus.
The protesters left peacefully after studying a speech to the consul normal condemning police brutality and racism.