MELBOURNE – Black Lives Matter rallies in opposition to racism and police violence began on Saturday in main Australian cities.
The Sydney Morning Herald newspaper reported that hundreds of individuals have gathered within the cities of Adelaide, Brisbane, and Melbourne. An enormous demonstration can also be to be held within the metropolis of Hobart.
Organizers of the rallies referred to as on the activists to put on face masks, use sanitizers and respect the social distancing guidelines due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Protests in Sydney have been banned by the Supreme Court docket of New South Wales because of the coronavirus restrictions.
On Might 25, George Floyd, an African American man, died in Minneapolis police custody within the US state of Minnesota. A video of the arrest confirmed a white police officer urgent his knee onto Floyd’s neck for at the very least eight minutes whereas the African American man lied handcuffed on his abdomen, repeatedly saying he couldn’t breathe.
The incident sparked protests in opposition to police violence and racism in numerous cities throughout the US and in different nations.