At least 23 cops injured amid ‘Black Lives Matter Protests’ in London

01:57 PM | 7 Jun, 2020
At least 23 cops injured amid ‘Black Lives Matter Protests’ in London
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LONDON - At least 23 police officers got injured in past several days during ongoing protests against racism and police brutality in London sparked by George Floyd's murder in US' Minneapolis city in late May.

Thousands of people marched through central London on Saturday, despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and calls by the authorities to refrain from gathering to avoid a sharp increase in infections.

According to a statement published on the London Metropolitan Police's website, twenty-three officers have received injuries, doing their job, policing protest over the last few days….

The death of Floyd on May 25 has sparked a worldwide movement against police brutality, racism and social injustice, as a video showing a white police officer, Derek Chauvin, kneeling on Floyd's neck after the latter had been arrested was widely circulated online on the next day.

Apart from the United States, mass protests have taken place in Greece, Italy the United Kingdom, Denmark, Germany, France, New Zealand, Australia, Canada, and other countries.