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    Black Lives Matter Protests Sweep Across Globe Following Death of George Floyd (125)

    Protests and rioting rocked the US in response to the death of African American George Floyd following his violent arrest in Minneapolis. London, Glasgow and other British cities are currently seeing similar demonstrations as protestors seek to show solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement.

    Black Lives Matter events are being held in the British capital, as well as in Edinburgh and in Glasgow, as people protest against racism and police brutality. The protests that hit American cities were often accompanied by looting, arson, and vandalism, as demonstrators toppled monuments and occasionally set them on fire. In some cases, they petitioned local authorities, which then ordered the dismantling of the statues.

    The vandals damaged or destroyed monuments and numerous Confederate statues as well as statues dedicated to Christopher Columbus, Mahatma Gandhi and George Washington.

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      "Everyone else seems to be in contact with me, except for Boris, so I would like a conversation."

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    • 12:32

      People Gather for BLM Event in London's Hyde Park

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      'Force for Good' Group Gathers in Edinburgh to Defend Melville Monument Amid BLM Protests

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