Netherlands: Thousands attend Amsterdam anti-racism demo in solidarity with US Floyd protests

Thousands of people gathered in central Amsterdam on Monday to attend an anti-racism demo, held in solidarity with the dozens of similar rallies held throughout the United States following the death of African-American George Floyd. Protesters can be seen with their fists in the air, carrying placards and chanting slogans. Many wore face masks as a precaution against the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. «In the past few years we had the same issue here. One guy Mitch Henriquez got killed by the police without a clear cause,» said Yael, one of those in attendance. 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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