Jun 13, 2020 - Politics & Policy

Thousands gather around the globe for Black Lives Matter protests

Birds-eye view of a large crowd
Protesters in Brighton, U.K. on June 13. Photo: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

Thousands of protesters gathered for Black Lives Matters demonstrations in the U.K., Japan, France, Australia, Germany and elsewhere on Saturday, marking nearly three weeks of continual protests around the globe in response to the police killing of George Floyd.

Zoom in: In the U.S., new efforts to reform law enforcement have swept several cities and states in direct response to the protests, as budget cuts are pushed, stricter oversight is mandated and limits on use of force are legislated.

A masked woman holds a sign that reads "police the police"
Protesters in front of the U.S. embassy in Prague on June 13. Photo: Michal Cizek/AFP via Getty Images
A crowd of people stand outside the National Gallery
Protesters in Trafalgar Square, London on June 13. Photo: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP via Getty Images
A large crowd, with one person holding a sign of George Floyd
Protesters in Brighton, U.K. on June 13. Photo: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images
Several people take a knee in the street while standing with other protesters
Protesters at Place de la Republique in Paris on June 13. Photo: Anne-Christine Poujoulat/AFP via Getty Images
Two masked women hold signs that read "Black Lives Matter"
Protesters in Breda, the Netherlands, on June 13. Photo: Marco De Swart/ANP/AFP via Getty Images
People stand outside on the pavement wearing ponchos and umbrellas
Protesters in Tokyo, Japan on June 13. Photo: David Mareuil/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images
A Black Lives Matter banner is carried in Tokyo
Protesters in Tokyo, Japan on June 13. Photo: David Mareuil/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images
Large crowd under a bridge
Protesters in Brooklyn, New York on June 12. Photo: Erik McGregor/LightRocket via Getty Images
Protesters walk down a street in overcast and rainy weather
Protesters march down St Georges Terrace on June 13 in Perth, Australia. Photo: Paul Kane/Getty Images
Children hold three signs that read "Black and Proud," "Black Lives Matters" and "Love Justice Equality"
A Black Lives Matter demonstration in Stuttgart, Germany on June 13. Photo: Thomas Kienzle/AFP via Getty Images

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