#GeorgeFloyd: Protest Resonates In Denmark, Thousands Outside US Embassy [Video]


As Americans continue to pour to the streets in major cities and townships in the US, protesters in far-flung Denmark have gathered in thousands outside the US embassy in Østerbro, Copenhagen to protest the gruesome killing of George Floyd by ex-Minneapolis cop Derek Chauvin.

The demonstration which started at the embassy ended at Christiansborg, the seat of the Danish parliament with protesters expressing rage.

Protesters held up signs saying ”Justice for George Floyd”, the black American man who dies at the hands of a white police officer.

Meanwhile, Floyd’s death has triggered protests in the US that quickly turned violent, involving clashes with police officers, cars set on fire, and even looting.

Since then, similar demonstrations, although peaceful, have been held in Europe with an outpour of emotions around the world.

Copenhagen Police Chief Henrik Svejstrup said the demonstration reached its peak at Christiansborg with about 2,000 participants.

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'Dotun Akintomide's journalism works intersect business, environment, politics and developmental issues. Among a number of local and international publications, his work has appeared in the New York Times. He's a winner of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Award. Currently, the Online Editor at The New Diplomat, Akintomide has produced reports that uniquely spoke to Nigeria's experience on Climate Change issues. When Akintomide is not writing, volunteering or working on a media project, you can find him seeing beautiful sites like the sandy beaches that bedecked the Lagos coastline.

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