Global scenes of Black Lives Matter protests show outrage far beyond US

From Europe to Asia, South America, Africa and the Middle East, calls for racial justice following George Floyd's death in police custody in Minneapolis have gone international.

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The death of George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis has led to widespread protests over racial inequality that now extend far beyond US borders. Some of the protests have turned violent, many have been peaceful. 

From Norway to Mexico, South Korea to France, India to England, Pakistan to Germany, here are scenes from Black Lives Matter protests going on around the world. Above, thousands of protesters gather outside the US embassy in Warsaw on June 4.

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Protesters in Edinburgh on June 7 raise placards for the cause. 

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Protesters march down Lisbon's central main streets on June 6 to reject racism and police violence. 

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A banner in Spanish reads "Your fight is my fight" during a protest in Mexico City on June 4. 

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Protesters in front of a theater in Tunis on June 6 hold placards and chant slogans against police brutality, racism, violence and discrimination.

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In Sydney on June 6, protesters show solidarity with Black Lives Matter demonstrations in the US and also rally to stop Aboriginal deaths in custody. 

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A Black Lives Matter march in Vilnius on June 5. 

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South Korea

South Korean activists gather near the US embassy in Seoul on June 5. 

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South Africa

Activists march from the US Embassy in Pretoria toward the president's office on June 6 during a protest against racial inequality sparked by the death of George Floyd. 

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Activists from Pakistan's social Pasban Democratic Party shout slogans and hold posters featuring images of George Floyd during a protest in Karachi on June 5.

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On June 2, Tel Aviv demonstrators show solidarity with US protesters over the death of George Floyd. 

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Protesters gather in Rome's Piazza Barberini on June 5. 

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A protester holds a sign reading "Black Lives Matter" in Portuguese on June 5. About 300 demonstrators in the streets of Sao Goncalo protested the deaths of George Floyd and João Pedro Mattos Pinto, a Brazilian black 14-year-old killed by a police bullet to his back when officers raided his home. Police have reportedly claimed he was caught in the crossfire as they pursued fleeing gang members. The killing is under investigation

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Protesters gather in Eyre Square in Galway on June 6 to protest the killing of George Floyd and call for racial justice worldwide. 

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Thousands of people, most wearing face masks to protect from COVID-19, take a knee in Birmingham on June 4 in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. 

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Demonstrators in Hamburg reenact George Floyd's death in front of the United States consulate on June 5. A video showing white officer Derek Chauvin kneeling on Floyd's neck for nearly nine minutes as he pleaded for his life has led to outrage around the world. 

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Protesters march outside the Parliament building in Oslo on June 5. 

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Members of the All India Peace and Solidarity Organization (AIPSO) hold placards in a silent protest in front of the Consulate General of the United States on on June 4. 

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Thousands march toward Vienna's Karls Square on June 4 during a demonstration to protest the killing of George Floyd. 

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Stockholm protesters take to the streets on June 3.

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Protesters gather in Lille in northern France on June 4.  

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Placards on the Jaarbeursplein, in Utrecht, Netherlands, on June 5. 

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Washington, D.C.

Demonstrators gather at The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington, DC on June 4 to protest the death of George Floyd. 

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Brooklyn, New York

A protester holds up a portrait of George Floyd during a Black Lives Matter demonstration in front of the Brooklyn Library and Grand Army Plaza on June 5. 

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San Francisco

Protesters stretch down blocks of Church Street in San Francisco on June 3 as a march for racial justice kicked off in the city's Mission District. Estimates had crowds between 10,000 and 30,000

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Austin, Texas

On June 4, thousands of protesters gathered yet again outside the Austin, Texas, police headquarters to protest police brutality. The June 4 protests were nonviolent, in contrast to those over the past weekend that resulted in several people being hospitalized, including two young men who remain in critical condition with head injuries from beanbag ammunition shot by police. On June 4, the police chief told the Austin City Council during an emergency meeting that officers will no longer use beanbag ammunition against protesters.

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Portland, Oregon

During several days of demonstrations in Portland, Oregon, protesters stage a "die-in" on May 31 to protest the death of George Floyd. 

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Louisville, Kentucky

Many of the chants from Louisville protesters on June 5 focused on Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old black EMT shot and killed by police in her Louisville home during a drug investigation n March. Taylor's family has filed a wrongful death lawsuit accusing the officers of wrongful death, excessive force and gross negligence.

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Pleasanton, California

Not all marches are taking place in big cities. Here's one on June 5 in the Northern California suburb of Pleasanton. 

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Asheville, North Carolina

In another smaller town, Asheville, North Carolina, a June 2 protest spreads across blocks around a main intersection downtown. Protesters occupied the space around the Vance Memorial, staying on the sidewalk and peacefully demonstrating for all who drove through town. Here are more scenes from the Asheville protest. 

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