As the protests continued in the United States for a second week in response to the killing of George Floyd, people around the world began to stand up with them. From London to Pretoria to Sydney, people took to the streets to express the need for police reform and racial equality. Many held signs that read “Black Lives Matter,” while others kneeled. At some protests, marchers stood in silence for the amount of time Floyd struggled to breathe while police officers detained him.
George Floyd’s death has been a catalyst for a movement to end racism and police brutality, and though the unrest has been ugly at times … it’s also produced some incredibly powerful works of art.
All over the world — from U.S. cities like Minneapolis, where George was killed in police custody, and L.A. … to Manchester, England and Berlin and all the way in Syria and Kenya — murals are popping up to honor Floyd and contribute to the peaceful demonstrations for change.
Many of the amazing displays include the words “I can’t breathe,” George’s last words to the officers who were applying force to his neck and back for nearly 9 minutes … serving as a reminder of the unjust, inexcusable and inhumane way in which he died.