Anti-racism protests in Canada, New Zealand

Added On June 2, 2020

Thousands of people gathered in Downtown Vancouver over the weekend for a peaceful rally in support of George Floyd, an African-American man who was killed by police brutality in Minnesota. The theme of the event is "Black lives matter". Organizers of the protest said this event was a demonstration of solidarity with protesters in the U.S. while acknowledging Canada's own troubles with racism. In Toronto, thousands of people also took to the streets on Saturday, protesting against racism in Canada and the United States. The demonstration was organized after the death of a young black woman in Toronto on Wednesday. She fell from the balcony of a high-rise apartment building while police were in her home under unclear circumstances. Protesters chanted "not another black life," "abolish the police," and "no justice, no peace" as they marched through the downtown streets. New Zealanders also joined Black Lives Matter protests on Monday. Thousands of people gathered in a square in Auckland, New Zealand's largest city, with hundreds more protestors in other cities.