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Black Lives Matter protests take place worldwide






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Black Lives Matter protests have spread after the death of George Floyd two weeks ago. Protestors marched in many cities worldwide. They held signs with "Black Lives Matter" and other slogans written on them. They wore T-shirts with the words "I can't breathe" and "Silence is violence" on them. Canada's Prime Minister joined an anti-racism demonstration. He took the knee with thousands of other people who silently got down on one knee. Similar protests have taken place in Australia, Mexico, South Korea, Poland, Norway and many other countries in support of equality.

Protestors explained why they joined the Black Lives Matter marches. A teacher said: "I have come down in support of black people who have been ill-treated for many, many, many, many, years. It is time for change." An IT specialist said: "We are all human beings. There should be fairness for all of us." She added that Black Lives Matter doesn't mean anyone else's life doesn't. Another marcher said people should not avoid talking about race. He said we needed to have conversations, "if we want to finally create a kind of society where black bodies are treated equally".

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