Protests have been going on in the United States for days after the death of George Floyd. He died during his arrest after a cop pressed his knee to his neck for minutes. In other countries, the Black Lives Matter protest has also sparked. Follow the latest developments here.

Thousands of protesters take to the streets in Washington
In Washington DC, thousands of protesters took to the streets on Saturday (local time) to demonstrate against racism and police brutality. Exact numbers are not yet known, but according to local media, 100,000 to 200,000 protesters are expected.

The city has faced daily demonstrations over the past week, which have been largely peaceful.

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Protesters arrive at the White House in Washington. (Photo: Pro Shots )

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Des Moines to ban ethnic profiling
The city council of the American city of Des Moines in the state of Iowa wants to ban ethnic profiling by agents. That's what Mayor Frank Cownie said, according to NBC News , when he spoke to thousands of Black Lives Matter protesters in his city.

Many black Americans are often controlled by agents purely based on their skin color. Des Moines City Council is considering a bill to ban this next week. The mayor also promised to lift the curfew in his city.

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In France today, 23,300 people have mobilized to demonstrate against racism and police brutality, including 5,500 in Paris. The French Ministry of the Interior has just announced this.

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Washington protesters are currently walking from the Capitol toward the White House.


Protestors have begun walking to the White House from the Capitol

AvatarAvatar Author Adam Parkhomenko Time of places 21: 12 - 6 June 2020

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Heavyweight boxing world champion Anthony Joshua gave a speech at a Black Lives Matters protest in Watford, England. According to Joshua, we own the drug against racism.

Top boxer Joshua speaks at protest: 'we can stop racism'

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Washington prepares for biggest demonstration yet 
Washington DC is preparing for one of the biggest demonstrations against racism and police brutality yet. The police do not want to say how many people are expected, but according to local media, 100,000 to 200,000 protesters are taken into account, according to Defense.

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Anti-racism protests are spreading all over the world Today, in cities around the world, tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets to protest racism and police brutality. Thousands of people took part in the protest, including in cities in France, Japan and South Korea. 

Many people in particular were on the move in Germany. For example at Alexanderplatz in Berlin, where an estimated 15,000 demonstrators gathered.

A demonstration was held in Parliament Square in London. The Interior Minister called on people not to demonstrate because of corona, but this was largely ignored.

British minister: 'I understand a desire for protest, but stay at home'

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Akwasi will report a threat after Black Lives Matter speech
Poet and rapper Akwasi will report any threatening messages to his address that give cause to do so, his management tells this evening.

The rapper shared a number of death threats and curses on Instagram on Saturday, which followed his comment about Zwarte Piet during the Black Lives Matter protest on Dam Square. 

Akwasi said Monday in his speech during the protest that he wanted to sell Zwarte Piet "personally in the face". He received a lot of criticism on that comment, also from PVV leader Geert Wilders.

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Denver: No more tear gas and rubber bullets against protesters
A federal judge in the American city of Denver has banned the police in that city from using tear gas and rubber bullets against Black Lives Matter protesters. The ruling was made in a civil act case filed against the police and the city of Denver, CBS reports

Human rights organizations had filed the case after police crackdown on peaceful demonstrations last week. The judge passed judgment after seeing various images in which the police attacked peaceful protesters and journalists with tear gas and rubber bullets without any warning. From now on, these resources may only be used in such situations after permission has been given by the police summit.

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See in this video how the anti-racism protest went in Eindhoven.

Black Lives Matter protest turnout in Eindhoven bigger than expected

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Municipality of Eindhoven: 1,700 present at protest 
The municipality of Eindhoven writes on Twitter that the demonstration in Eindhoven was "in a good atmosphere". An estimated 1,700 people attended.

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The Stadhuisplein in #Eindhoven empties. Tomorrow it will be Maastricht's turn, where an anti-racism protest will take place.

AvatarAvatar Author Job van der Plicht Moment of places 18: 45 - 6 June 2020

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The anti-racism protest on the Stadhuisplein in #Eindhoven is over after an hour and a half. Once again it sounds: "Black lives!" After which the protesters chant “matter” after it.

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" Decolonise all institutions " and "These are not riots, this is an uprising" can be read on protesters' signs. ( Photo: Pro Shots )

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Another call to keep sufficient distance.
Another call is made to keep sufficient distance. This seems to be going well centrally on the Stadhuisplein, but keeping a distance of 1.5 meters is not enough, especially on the edges. Therefore, the call to those people to spread.

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After several speakers, it is now time for some music at the anti-racism protest in Eindhoven. The Stadhuisplein dances along.

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"George Floyd is not dead", says the Stadhuisplein in Eindhoven. "He attends all the meetings, all the bills. He peeks through the houses of all people." (Photo: Pro Shots )

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"Racism is a virus"
In Eindhoven, racism is again called a virus, reporter Job van der Plicht notes. "We've been dealing with that virus for four hundred years," said one of the protesters.

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As long as the protesters in Eindhoven can keep this distance everywhere, there is still nothing to worry about. (Photo: Pro Shots )

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The protest begins with a minute of silence. "Out of respect for people who were killed by police brutality."

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As with the other protests, it is difficult to estimate the number of people present in Eindhoven. Reporter Job van der Plicht keeps it at several hundred. The organization has already announced that the Stadhuisplein is full and emphasized once again that everyone should keep their distance.

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yesterday at 5:09 PM reporter Job van der Plicht is present at the protest in Eindhoven. He sees that the Town Hall Square is already getting quite full.

For the sixth day in a row, a demonstration against racism is being held in a Dutch city today. After this afternoon Tilburg it is now the turn of #Eindhoven. The Stadhuisplein is already quite full.

AvatarAvatar Author Job van der Plicht Moment of places 17: 03 - 6 June 2020

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The municipality of Eindhoven has closed the streets around the Stadhuisplein while the demonstration lasts. Traffic is diverted as much as possible to keep the protest running smoothly. (Photo: Pro Shots )

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racism protest in Eindhoven has started The anti-racism demonstration in Eindhoven also started at 5 p.m. The protesters protest on City Hall Square against police brutality and racism and express their support for the victims thereof. The protest is scheduled to last until 6:30 PM.

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The anti-racism protest in Eindhoven starts at 5 p.m. In advance, the organization indicated with ribbons on the floor where everyone can stand and keep sufficient distance. (Photo: Pro Shots )

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Mayor Theo Weterings has complimented the organization. "The demonstration went well, in a dignified manner. It is very good that they have conveyed their message in this way. Compliments also that the organization always spoke to people about the measures."

Given the circumstances, Weterings did not mind that more people came to the demonstration than previously estimated. An estimated 700 people were present, while the municipality had given permission for 500. "Given the way in which the organization continued to adjust, this fit within the margins of the scenarios that we took into account," said the mayor.

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It has been 4 pm, which means that the demonstration in Tilburg has officially ended.

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Comedian Steven Brunswijk, among others, addressed those present in Tilburg. (Photo: Pro Shots )

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There was also a massive response to the request of the organization to wear mouth masks. (Photo: Pro Shots )

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The 1.5 meter distance is carefully observed in most places in Tilburg. (Photo: Pro Shots )

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Tens of thousands of Australians demonstrate despite ban
In cities in Australia, tens of thousands of people demonstrate Saturday against police brutality and racism. The demonstrations go against a court ruling that banned a demonstration in Sydney.

Tens of thousands of Australians demonstrate despite ban

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The demonstration in Tilburg was allowed to last from 2 pm to 4 pm by the municipality and is now halfway.

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For the time being, the one-and-a-half-meter measure in Tilburg still seems to be very effective.

Back in my previous hometown #Tilburg. Demonstrate together with many others, but at a safe distance from each other, for #love and inclusion and against #racism and hate. #blacklivesmatter #BlackLivesMatterNL

AvatarAvatar Author Dave Ensberg-Kleijkers Moment of places 14: 37 - 6 June 2020

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An anti-racism protest is also on the program in Eindhoven today. That demonstration starts at 5 pm on the Stadhuisplein, but the organization is already informed of the safety measures. (Photo: Pro Shots )

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Meanwhile, according to local media, "several hundred" people have gathered at the Schouwburgring in Tilburg. Mayor Theo Weterings previously determined that no more than five hundred protesters may be present at the same time.

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It is getting quite busy

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In Tilburg, too, the police are keeping a close eye on the situation and it is being checked whether people are complying with the corona measures. (Photo: Pro Shots )

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The organization of the protest in Tilburg has placed crosses on the ground where protesters must stand, so that everyone can keep enough distance from each other. (Photo: Pro Shots )

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racism demonstration in Tilburg After Amsterdam, The Hague, Utrecht and Rotterdam, among others, an anti-racism protest took place this afternoon in Tilburg. Hundreds of people came to the demonstration in the square next to the Concert Hall. Nevertheless, the one-and-a-half measure could be properly observed.

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Protesters try to break through police barriers in anti-racism protests in Mainz, Germany. The police are calling on people to continue demonstrating peacefully, including deploying a helicopter.

# wo0606Störer versuchen, Polizeiabsperrungen zu durchbrechen. Der Polizeihubschrauber ist mit im Einsatz.Wir fordern alle Personen auf, sich friedlich und gewaltfrei zu verhtenten.

AvatarAvatar Author Polizei MainzMoment of places12: 47 - June 6, 2020

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau attended an anti-racism protest in the capital, Ottawa, and got down on one knee in support of the protesters.


Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau attended an anti-racism rally in Ottawa and took a knee in solidarity with demonstrators. Read the latest on protests here:

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Today, two demonstrations against racism and police brutality are planned in the Netherlands. Demonstration takes place at the Schouwburgring in Tilburg at 2 p.m., followed by a demonstration at the Stadhuisplein in Eindhoven at 5 p.m.

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Sit-in demonstration tomorrow in Maastricht city park
A Black Lives Matter demonstration will be organized in Maastricht tomorrow. The protest against racism and police brutality starts at 2 p.m. in city park De Griend. The organization first wanted to hold the demonstration at the Vrijthof, but there is not enough space to keep 1.5 meters between each other during a large influx.

As before, a sit-in is organized in Utrecht, where attendees are asked to sit on the floor. The organization will draw circles where people can sit, so that the one and a half measure can be maintained. Protesters are also asked to wear face masks.

A (small) demonstration was also held in Maastricht last Monday. About a hundred people then protested on the Markt.

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