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London, June 3, 2020

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In the capital of the UK demonstration in memory of the African-American George Floyd, who was killed by police during the arrest, escalated into clashes with the police near the residence of the Prime Minister at Downing street. At guards, the protesters throwing various objects as seen on the published videos.

The protest in London was attended by thousands of people, BBC reports. Chief constables (heads of police departments) said that they support the demonstrators, because they themselves “appalled and shocked” by the death of George Floyd. They added that the right to legitimate protest is “a basic principle of any democracy.”

Protests were held in other UK cities, including Belfast and Northampton.

#GeorgeFloyd protest heating up in #London. Crowd confronting police outside the gates of #DowningStreet. Officer punched in the face, numerous objects being thrown at police

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WATCH: #BLM protest chaos in #London #UK – Police appeared to attempt to take a man from the crowd and pandemonium ensued

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Meanwhile in the UK still operates a ban on Assembly of more than six people in connection with the coronavirus. However, public outrage was so strong that sanitary restrictions do not work.

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson: “Please protest in accordance with #COVID19 social distancing rules.”


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Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on 3 June that the death of George Floyd was “appalling” and “inexcusable”. However, the head of the government was criticized for a too long silence which he broke only after a wave of protests against police brutality spread from the US to Europe, writes “”.

Later Johnson added that relates the incident in the US xenophobia. “Racism and violence motivated by racial hatred have no place in our society,” said British Prime Minister, referring to the President of the United States Donald Trump and Americans. Johnson also urged people to “protest peacefully and with respect for social distance”.

Add, on Wednesday, about 3 thousand people gathered in Helsinki to protest in support of the Black Lives Matter movement (“black Life is important”). This was reported by the police of Helsinki.

As the correspondent of TASS from the event, the action took place on the Senate square in the city centre. Currently in Finland the pandemic in the fashion industry, there are restrictions on the number of participants of public events – no more than 500 people. Despite the significant excess of this limit, the police did not intervene, watching the procedure as a whole.

Many of the participants wore protective masks, but to keep a safe distance in the crowd was almost impossible. The protesters were holding banners with slogans “I can’t believe we have to protest for human rights”, “Equality for all” and chanted “black Lives matter.”

According to preliminary information, the action ended without incident.

Recall, protests and riots in the United States and later in other countries began in response to the death of 46-year-old African American George Floyd. During his detention on may 25 in Minneapolis, a white police officer Derek Chauvin pressed on the man’s neck with his knee. Police a few minutes choked a detainee, even though Floyd was handcuffed, did not resist and said that he could not breathe. The witnesses also asked the guards not to show excessive brutality, but all was in vain.

Soon after, the detained African American died at the hospital and the video of the arrest hit the Internet, triggering a wave of indignation in society. The four officers who detained Floyd, was fired on may 26, and the suture was arrested and will soon appear before court. But a wave of protest that did not stop.

On may 27 in Minnesota began street performing under the slogan “Black Lives Matter” (“black Lives matter”). During the protests was burnt down police station, which had to evacuate employees of law enforcement bodies. In Minneapolis sent troops of the national guard, there was declared a state of emergency, and in some States that supported the protests, a curfew was imposed. In particular, the ban on leaving the house at night in Atlanta, Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Washington. Thousands of people were arrested in several days of protests.

The President of the United States Donald trump had some time to hide in an underground bunker, and in clashes with protesters near the White house suffered more than 50 employees of the Secret service.

1 Jun Donald trump has urged governors to quell the unrest, using the National guard. At the same protesters, the President called terrorists. “Someone throws a stone – it’s like shooting a pistol. You have to punish (for that), instructed the trump of governors. – You have to arrest people, you have to hunt down people, you have to put them in jail for 10 years, and you’ll never see this stuff again.”

Some governors entered into polemics with the President and even suggested that he engaged in incitement.