The brutal killing of unarmed African-American George Floyd on 25 May 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, when a white police officer pressed a knee to his neck for 8 minutes 46 seconds while he cried “I can’t breathe”, horrified the world and sparked protests worldwide. Hundreds of thousands took to streets across Europe to show solidarity with Black victims of injustice in the United States, but also to show that Black people in Europe face similar brutality.

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Text by Eoghan Finn.