Netherlands: Thousands cry out "No justice, no peace!" at anti-racism rally in The Hague

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Published on 3 Jun 2020, 4:49
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Thousands of people attended an anti-racism demo in The Hague on Tuesday, joining similar protests around the world being held in the wake of the death of African-American George Floyd.

The demonstrators can be seen with their fists raised in the air, chanting slogans such as "No justice, no peace!" and waving placards. Those in attendance could also be seen wearing facemasks and standing a safe distance from one another due to the coronavirus pandemic.

"We want to show that we care about our brothers and sisters that are suffering overseas... and hopefully we can encourage the people overseas to just keep on fighting," said one of the protesters, Yannick Post.

Protests and demonstrations have taken place across the world, having begun in the US in reaction to Floyd's death, with riots and looting also occurring in some areas.

Floyd, a Houston native, died in Minneapolis earlier this week after a police officer knelt on his neck for almost nine minutes as he was recorded saying, "I can't breathe" and "Don't kill me."

Four officers involved in the incident have since been fired. The officer who knelt on Floyd was arrested and charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter on Friday.

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