Thousands took to the streets across Australia on Saturday, as did hundreds in Tokyo, Seoul, and other cities to support U.S. protests against police brutality.

  • The global protests reflect anger over police treatment of ethnic minorities, sparked by the May 25 killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
  • In Brisbane, police estimated 10,000 people joined a peaceful protest, wearing masks and holding “Black Lives Matter” placards.
  • In Sydney, a last-minute court decision overruled a coronavirus ban as several thousand people marched.
  • In Tokyo, marchers protested against what they said was police treatment of a Kurdish man who says he was stopped while driving and shoved to the ground, leaving him with bruises.
  • In Seoul, dozens of South Korean activists and foreign residents gathered, some wearing black masks with “can’t breathe”.
  • Thai protesters plan to gather on the video-meeting platform Zoom on Sunday and observe 8 minutes 46 seconds of silence.
  • Around Europe, which has seen an unprecedented wave of anti-racism rallies drawing tens of thousands onto the streets, weekend protests were planned in Germany, Britain, France, Spain, the Netherlands, Belgium and Hungary.