Tuesday, June 02, 2020
Europe Rises Against Racism in the United States
Twitter is full of video clips of protesters massing in cities across Europe to march against racism and the death of George Floyd.
In Paris there were clashes with police. The crowd was estimated in the hundreds of thousands. In Oslo, Norwegian police knelt alongside protesters who had massed outside the American embassy. Dublin saw what was described as one of the biggest protests in Irish history. Thousands of protesters blockaded the US embassy in Berlin. Antifa demonstrators are surrounding US military installations in Italy. In Istanbul, Turkish police attacked Antifa protesters.
An astonishingly huge crowd took to the streets in Aukland, New Zealand.
Protesters in Ghana are calling for an international boycott of all American products.
BBC correspondent Sangita Mayska posted video of a group of young people, mainly white kids, who joined with a young black man and took a knee while a line of riot police glared at them. Guess what the cops did? They arrested the black guy and dragged him away.
Hospital workers in their PPE gear lined the sidewalk in New York to applaud protesters as they marched past.
I don't think America's reputation abroad has ever been this tattered. Trump has attacked and alienated America's closest allies. Now he's enraged the people of those same countries.