Tens of thousands people gathered in central London to protest the death of George Floyd by chanting "no justice, no peace, no racist police" and "black lives matter."
Instagram and Twitter accounts, from top record label to everyday people, were full of black squares posted in response to the deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor.
While Trump addressed the nation in the White House's idyllic Rose Garden, a series of military vehicles rolled out front on Pennsylvania Avenue and military police and law enforcement clashed with protesters at Lafayette Park.
The gratuitous fixation on rioting won't kill the elephant in the room.
Thousands chanting "No justice! No peace!" gathered in central London on Sunday to offer support for American demonstrators.
The measure and the way it is being enacted prompted Washington to announce it no longer will treat Hong Kong as being autonomous from Beijing.
Riot police flooded the streets as protesters gathered ahead of a debate on the bill that once enacted will criminalise abuse of China's national anthem in the semi-autonomous city.
The law has revived mass protests by demonstrators who say China aims to curb the freedoms enjoyed in Hong Kong, a global financial centre with broad autonomy.
In a return of the unrest that roiled Hong Kong last year, crowds thronged the streets of the city on Sunday in defiance of curbs imposed to contain the coronavirus, to protest Beijing's plans to introduce national security laws.
Red roses and candles were placed around the mock tombstone, which bore the inscription: "Freedom of the press, freedom of opinion, movement and assemblies – Democracy 1990-2020", police said in a statement.
Small protests have bubbled up in the past week and anti-China activists are hoping to use May Day to muster numbers once more.
Police fired tear gas and water cannon to disperse stone-throwing students outside the landmark National Institute school in the centre of Santiago.
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