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  • Black lives matter, black lives matter!

  • No peace, prosecute the police!

  • Black lives matter!

  • Around the world, since this weekend, there have been protests that mixed sympathy with the U.S. protesters and anger at the U.S. as well as anger over local issues.

  • In places where people see parallels to the situation in the U.S. that minorities are being repressed, that police are restricting gatherings, protests with what they see as excessive violence.

  • It's just gut-wrenching, the climate of what's happening in America, and it's also happening here in Australia though it's subtle.

  • The racism is real for me.

  • The people, we the people!

  • In essence, the U.S. protests have struck a chord in many other countries around the world.

  • [Thousands of people across the globe showed solidarity with U.S. demonstrators protesting racial injustice.]

  • Say his name!

  • George Floyd!

  • Say his name!

  • George Floyd!

  • No justice, no peace, no justice!

  • Silence is betrayal!

  • Silence is betrayal!

  • [Adversaries such as Russia and China seized on the killing of George Floyd and the subsequent demonstrations as evidence of what they say is hypocrisy by the U.S.]

  • For many years, the U.S. has been the world's moral voice on so many of these issues. -[Adversaries such as Russia and China seized on the killing of George Floyd and the subsequent demonstrations as evidence of what they say is hypocrisy by the U.S.]

  • When other countries have called out the riot police, started bashing heads, using water cannons, rubber bullets, tear gas, the U.S. has been there urging calm, wagging a finger.

  • Russia, China, in this case, they get to say, well, look, you're doing the same thing, United States, so you have no authority to criticize us for doing exactly what you're doing.

  • [Hong Kong's chief executive criticized the U.S. authorities' response to anti-racist protests and unrest.]

  • (Speaking Cantonese) We have recently seen these kind of double standards most clearly.

  • (Speaking Cantonese) That is, how the local authorities are handling the unrest in the United States.

  • (Speaking Cantonese) Compared to similar unrest in Hong Kong that happened last year, what was their position then?

  • [China's Foreign Ministry spokesman called on the U.S. to respect human rights.]

  • (Speaking Chinese) The current state of affairs once again reflects the seriousness of the problems of racial discrimination and police brutality in the U.S.

  • [Officials from Turkey, Iran and Russia, countries that have been accused of human rights violations in the past...]

  • [... have also spoken about the U.S. government's handling of recent demonstrations.]

  • The situation playing out in the U.S. now is at a, probably at an emotional level, fairly disturbing to much of the world.

  • To see the U.S. literally in flames like this and in conflict like this has got to be traumatic.

Black lives matter, black lives matter!

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    Annie Huang posted on 2020/06/12
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